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Listen, Amazon: These SoCal cities want you




Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
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The corporation that has changed many of our shopping habits is looking for a second headquarters outside of its Seattle homebase, and cities all across North America are falling over themselves to win the opportunity to be Amazon’s second home.

Southern California cities are no exception. The cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, San Diego are all expected to put in bids for the 50,000 jobs that the expansion would offer.

Another contender is the city of Pomona, which is partnering with Cal Poly Pomona and the Fairplex to submit a bid. ​The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation submitted a bid on behalf of L.A. County with nine distinct sites proposed. Details are sparse, but this is their statement.

The city of Los Angeles is also interested, but Mayor Eric Garcetti has yet to offer more details.

Today is the deadline for cities to submit their bids.

Guests:

Nathan Bomey, reporter for USA Today who’s been following Amazon’s search for a second headquarters

Elizabeth Chou, city hall beat reporter for the LA Daily News who’s been following cities in Southern California and their bids to win the prize