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Greenville city, county officials put in bid for new Amazon headquarters

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Amazon is currently reviewing proposals for the location of its second headquarters in North America - and Greenville could be on the table.

A spokesperson for the City of Greenville confirmed the city partnered with county, state and regional economic development allies to submit a proposal for Amazon HQ2.

"Nobody can imagine that this is as big as BMW was at the time that BMW came here," said Joe Dill, who represents District 17 with Greenville County Council.

The deadline for proposals was Thursday.

Amazon said it expects to invest more than $5 billion in the construction of the new headquarters, which could bring as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.

The company said it has a preference for locations with metropolitan areas with more than one million people, a stable business-friendly environment, urban or suburban areas with the potential to attract strong technical talent, and communities willing to think "big and creatively."

"We give all kind of incentives in South Carolina, based on how much investment they're going to make in the community and how many people they're going to employ," said Dill, "Plus, we have the best people in the world and the best place to live."

Amazon's current headquarters is 8.1 million square feet in 33 buildings in Seattle. HQ2 is expected to be similar in size.

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