Amazon in Arkansas? Little Rock to submit bid for new headquarters

Little Rock to submit bid for new Amazon headquarters

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Would you like to see Amazon make Arkansas its second home? City officials in Little Rock sure would like that to happen.

Mayor Mark Stodola announced on Facebook that the city will complete and submit a bid for Amazon's second headquarters.

"Amazon is looking for strong local and regional talent in software and related fields and is particularly interested in entrepreneurs who are seizing the opportunity of the digital economy," Stodola said in the post.

Stodola said the requirements are challenging but he thinks the talent pool in Arkansas is "deep." He cites the Innovation Hub, Acxiom, and UA-Little Rock's analytics center.

"We will 'Think Big and Be Creative,'" he said.

Stodola also asked for any ideas the public may have about convincing Amazon to call Little Rock home.

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