Before you answer . . . Here's a really smart quote on the topic from a TKC Reader:
KCMO leadership has submitted their HQ2 bid under false pretenses . . . Understand that Mayor James, City Manager Schulte, and some Councilmembers are operating with a desire to transform KCMO into something that it's not, residents don't want, and propels the mantra of "growth at any cost."
Reality: Does anyone actually believe that Amazon executives haven't already narrowed their choice to perhaps 3 cities (non-KCMO) or are simply playing Seattle leadership for more incentives before expanding their existing headquarters there?
Check some important news on the topic:
Local Hype Report
As KC delivers bid to Seattle, local leaders react to KC region's bid to be home to Amazon's next headquarters
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The KC region delivered its proposal for Amazon HQ2 to the company's Seattle, Wash., headquarters Thursday afternoon, but where the city plans to put the proposed headquarters has yet to be released. In a news released from Think KC, the spokesperson said due to a required non-disclosure agreement, no additional details of the proposal can be made public.
Mayor Sly FAILS To Share Deets
Along with dozens of other cities across North America, Kansas City officially delivered its proposal for Amazon HQ2 to the company's headquarters in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday. Last month, Amazon announced plans to plow more $5 billion into building another headquarters that will be an equal to the current one in Seattle.
Consequences For Kansas City
Amazon could detonate a gentrification 'prosperity bomb' in the city it chooses for its new headquarters
At least 50 cities are expected to submit proposals to host a new $5 billion Amazon campus, dubbed HQ2, by today's deadline. Amazon claims its second headquarters would create 50,000 jobs in the to-be-determined city. But some residents worry that the new headquarters would increase traffic, spur gentrification, and lead to prolonged construction.
You decide . . .