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Following Amazon’s Announcement, Tulsa Will Continue to Aim High

This article was archived on 2/24/2018

Following Amazon’s announcement this morning, Mayor G.T. Bynum said Tulsa will continue to aim high and aspire for great things.

“I am grateful a world class company like Amazon gave us a chance to compete,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “I am thankful for all the Tulsans who believed in putting our best foot forward. We will keep aiming high, keep competing with the best, and Tulsa will be better for it in the long run. On we go.”

Tulsa’s proposal for Amazon HQ2 was submitted by the Tulsa Regional Chamber and City and community leaders offered guidance to put forth a strong and competitive proposal that would be a direct reflection of the community. 

“While it’s disappointing that Tulsa didn’t make the shortlist for Amazon HQ2, the effort was certainly worthwhile,” Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber said. “Pitching for one of the largest headquarters projects in the world taught us a great deal about Tulsa’s competitive strengths. The process highlighted additional opportunities for collaboration to attract future investment, and we’re thankful for such great partners like the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, our regional education institutions and others. Northeast Oklahoma has seen a sizeable recent increase in economic development activity that indicates the potential for significant growth in the coming years.”

When Tulsa started to contend for Amazon HQ2, local leaders wanted to tout the many programs and initiatives that would not only help Amazon grow in Tulsa, but would positively impact the entire community. Below are a few examples of what the City provided for the proposal: