Mercer Looks to Land Amazon New HQ
Hughes: Mercer County "Perfect"
TRENTON -- Under the direction of Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability and the Mercer County Planning Department met today to begin reviewing Mercer County, NJ, properties that could potentially fit the requirements sought by Amazon in its proposal for a new corporate headquarters. The new headquarters will ultimately employ as many as 50,000 new employees and account for potentially over $5 billion in capital investment over the first 15 to 17 years. “Mercer County has the perfect mix of proximity to large metropolitan areas, mass transit, a diverse, well-educated workforce, and access to numerous cultural and recreational resources that ensure a great quality of life” stated Hughes. “I plan to work with local and state officials to advocate on behalf of our county as the perfect site for Amazon’s new headquarters.” Amazon released a Request for Proposals on September 7, 2017 with a required response date of October 19, 2017.