Online retailer Amazon is looking for a new home and Jacksonville is being considered. If Amazon moves its headquarters here, it will probably be the biggest event in the history of our city’s economy. To put it in perspective, wherever Amazon moves they’ll bring 50,000 jobs most paying $50,000 and higher. Plus Amazon has a strong track record of job recruitment in minority areas.
To help make Jacksonville more attractive to Amazon, the city has offered 200 acres of prime riverfront land free of charge to the company if they move here. There’s even been talk of renaming the St. John’s River, the Amazon River! 238 other communities are also hoping to be the new home for Amazon but word is Jacksonville is one of the stronger contenders.