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Record #: R2018-994   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 9/20/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Final action:
Title: Call for hearing(s) on potential impact of Amazon HQ2 site selection on Chicago economy, infrastructure and housing
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott, Arena, John
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Attachments: 1. R2018-994.pdf

Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development

City Council Meeting

September 20, 2018

RESOLUTION

 

 

WHEREAS, Chicago is on the list of 20 finalist cities being considered by Amazon for its "HQ2" site, and;

 

 

WHEREAS, Amazon has made several promises to those cities being considered as it relates to its ability to bring jobs to the locales, including a promise that Amazon will provide 40,000-50,000 jobs to its HQ2 city, and;

 

 

WHEREAS, bringing a company of the size and influence as Amazon's stands to have a significant impact on many aspects of the lives of Chicagoans, including the economy, infrastructure and housing, and;

 

 

WHEREAS, Amazon has stated its intention to announce its location at the end ofthe calendar year,

Alderman, 32nd Ward

Alderman, 45th Ward

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that hearings be held before the Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development to address the impact and potential that would accompany Amazon upon making Chicago its secondary headquarters.