Two Cents Worth – Bring Amazon to St. Clair County

Two Cents Column

Amazon is looking for a second home. The online shopping giant has put out word that areas should submit proposals as to why they would be a good location for their second headquarters.

St. Louis plans to submit a proposal. So does Chicago, along with quite a few other midwestern cities. And as I am writing this, I have learned O’Fallon plans to be among them.

Honestly, the point of this column originally was why Amazon should consider locating in St. Clair County. It should be a familiar tune to those of you who paid attention during our efforts to become the home for the NGA headquarters.

We have prime real estate off of a major highway that connects to many other major highways. We also just completed building a new exit (Exit 19) that could be utilized by all of those smiling Amazon trucks. Additionally, there is an airport sitting very close to the site I’m talking about that we’d be more than happy to let Amazon have free reign to use.

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