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Southeast Florida aspires to be Amazon's second home in the US

Southeastern Florida counties seek to compete to become the headquarters of a second headquarters of Internet giant Amazon, which will invest in its new site 5,000 millions of dollars.

Miami (USA), Sept. 20 (EFE) .- The counties of southeast Florida are looking to compete to become the headquarters of a second center of Internet giant Amazon, which will invest in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach "are the eighth largest metropolitan area in the nation," Michael's commissioner said today.

Udine in a letter sent to Amazon president Jeffrey Bezos, offering the region.

Amazon, based in the city of Seattle (Washington state), seeks offers to install a "The region has a combined population of almost 6 million, with 60% of our population in working age," he said. said Udine, one of Broward County's commissioners.

He said that southeast Florida, in addition to access to three international airports and the Everglades Port, has a "highly qualified" workforce with nearly 80,000 information and communication services workers.

In the same vein, Kelly Smallridge, director of the Palm Beach Business Development Board, who said the region has the workforce Amazon needs.

"You can have the most beautiful site, but if you do not have the capacity to produce the labor they need, you do not get a chance, "Smallridge said, according to the Palm Beach Post.

He also noted that all three counties plan to run as region.

Amazon, which is accepting bids until the end of October, will make a decision next year.

Bezzos founded Amazon in a garage in Seattle in 1994 and began its journey selling books online, but diversified its offer to include movies, music, food or furniture, to become the world's largest provider of online services.

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