Amazon Officials Tour HQ2 Sites: How Do We Spruce Up Pittsburgh?

'Yinz need to sweep your porch'

Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
March 06, 2018 - 2:44 pm

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) - The e-commerce giant is visiting the 20 cities competing for its second headquarters, collecting data and touring potential sites for the project to inform the company’s final decision. Amazon is working with each HQ2 candidate city to dive deeper on their proposals and share additional information about the company’s plans.

In a statement Monday, Amazon confirmed it has started checking out cities after the Washington Post reported that company representatives had toured sites in Washington, D.C., Montgomery County, Md., and northern Virginia last week. Amazon plans to make investments in the city that wins HQ2 on the level of those the company has made in its hometown, Seattle. Amazon says its second headquarters will be a $5 billion investment in the winning community, bringing 50,000 high-paying jobs.

KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin tells his listeners to "Redd Up" for Amazon.