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Little Rock To Submit Bid For New Amazon Headquarters

"Most people didn't believe a kid from southwest Little Rock would grow up to do these things, and many may not believe that same kid can become mayor of the state's largest city", Scott said.

"I'm exploring a run for mayor because I believe that if our city is to reach its full potential, everyone must face each day with the prospect of living a life guided by opportunity and objective", said Scott, who described himself as a lifelong Little Rock resident.

We learned Amazon's second headquarters could bring in 50,000 jobs to the city. Amazon's "request for proposal" (application) reads the project will invest $5 billion.

The $5 billion does not include all the new homes and transportation that would need to be expanded.

Mark Stodola wrote on Twitter on Monday that the city "will Think Big and Be Creative" as it creates its bid to attract the tech giant. Scott, a native of Little Rock, will host a series of conversations, Frank Discussions, with individuals and organizations to develop common-sense solutions and new approaches to overcoming obstacles to public safety, improving public school systems, and growing Little Rock's economy. "That just sounds great". According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metro area had a population of 731,612 in 2015.

He said the team will meet next weekend and will have more details about their plan then.



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