Next year, Amazon will select a location for its second headquarters, promising to invest $5 billion dollars and create up to 50,000 jobs for the winning city.
Across the country, cities large and small are pulling out all the stops to attract the giant online retailer, and Fall River is joining the fray. The South Coast city already has an Amazon fulfillment center, and they’re hoping that might give them a leg up in the competition.
“Morning Edition” co-host Brian Morris spoke with Ken Fiola of the Fall River Office of Economic Development. He acknowledges the city is a long shot to land the coveted headquarters, but says they’re still making a concerted effort.