MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - With municipalities throughout Westchester County vying to house Amazon’s second headquarters, city officials in Mount Vernon have tossed their hat into the ring.
Citing the city’s proximity to Manhattan and recently implemented policies that “allow creative industries to flourish, and zoning rules that work at the speed of business,” officials have released a video to the public stating their case to house the new headquarters.
“We are an edge city that combines the excitement of urban life with the peace and serenity of the suburbs,” officials said in the video. “With access to two New York City subway lines, two commuter trains, six major highways and six airports, we provide access to the Northeast corridor and every corner of the earth.”
“Like amazon.com, Mount Vernon embraces the 21st Century technologies that have potential to change commerce forever. We have implemented policies that will allow development and the capacity for millions of square feet of customizable professional office space, logistics and fulfillment space that would be a smart, fast-growth company’s dream.”
Mount Vernon’s bid comes on the heels of Westchester County making a run of its own at Amazon HQ2. New Rochelle officials have also submitted an individual bid of their own last week.
“The time has come for Mount Vernon to leapfrog the region and awaken as an economic, sports, entertainment and business capital of the Northeast corridor,” Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas said. “Amazon, you have an opportunity to build on our city’s historic platform of innovation. We are more than ready to build the future with you here in Mount Vernon.”
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