Mayor Ginther

Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations
614.645.2425
rcdavis@columbus.gov

Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager
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mjcrabill@columbus.gov

Media advisory
News Date: January 18, 2018

Mayor Ginther Responds to Columbus Being Named a Finalist for Next Amazon Headquarters

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement in regard to Columbus being one of 20 cities being considered for a second headquarters for Amazon:

“Amazon recognizes what we already know — America’s opportunity city would provide an excellent home for Amazon. Clearly, they see that Columbus has the skilled workforce, world-class educational institutions, phenomenal infrastructure and culture of collaboration that helps businesses operate mission-critical facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“While Amazon has not yet shared with us the next steps, the City of Columbus will continue to coordinate with Columbus 2020 on this exciting opportunity for our community. We will compete hard, we will compete professionally and we will be respectful of Amazon’s process. Most importantly, we will ensure that, if selected, this development will provide new opportunities for our entire community.”