Gary Sends Off Bid to Amazon

Oct 18, 2017

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson displays the city's proposal to Amazon to locate its second U.S. headquarters in Gary.
Credit City of Gary

GARY - The city of Gary's proposal to Amazon to locate its second U.S. headquarters in its city is en-route to the company.  Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on Wednesday unveiled the box containing the city's proposal to Amazon.  Freeman-Wilson formally thanked the Gary Common Council, the Amazon working group and a gave a special thank you to Economic Development Specialist Mike Citro  for getting it done. 

Common Council President Ron Brewer said the response to Amazon gives Gary a chance to display its assets to a fortune 500 Company.  He also says Amazon coming to Gary would mean promising jobs within the region, a bright future for many and building up a rising city for even more greatness. 

The city first announced its intention to respond to the Amazon request for proposals in a New York Times newspaper advertisement in the Business section on September 18th.