GeekWire: 7 crazy stunts from cities vying for Amazon's HQ2
With more than 100 contestants in the Great Amazon HQ2 Beauty Pageant, it takes a little more than good looks and a plucky attitude to get the judges’ attention. Some cities are going above and beyond standard proposals to be sure that their pitches for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters are on the company’s radar.
There’s the small town charmer offering to name a city after Amazon, a candidate from the southwest who thought a giant cactus might curry favor with the judges, and the southern bell hoping a big, flashy display will get her noticed.
These stunts may seem elaborate but consider what the lucky winner will be taking home: A $5 billion project bringing 50,000 jobs to the winning metro region.