ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The waiting game continues for cities anxious to hear about Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed HQ2.
Details continue to slip about what some cities have offered, including internal emails from Detroit’s joint bid with Ontario, but there’s been little information drip out of St. Louis.
The Associated Press and KMOX News both submitted sunshine requests for information on the bi-state’s proposal. AP says its requests in 15 states and cities, including Missouri and Illinois, were denied.
The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership denied KMOX’s request because state law allows business negotiations to be kept under wraps.
Mayor Lyda Krewson says she hasn’t heard anything either but developments may be coming “sort of soon.”
The Economic Development Partnership initially, in November, told us they might be able to release part of the bid by January 12th. But a follow-up letter in December declared that, “after an extensive review,” the agency decided all records related to the HQ2 bid are closed.
Amazon hasn’t given any timetable for when it might narrow down to finalists and eventually pick a city for its second headquarters.
Some think a lobbyist registration in Georgia or a real estate inquiry in Boston might provide some clues. Backers from Houston paid to fly a plane over Amazon’s first headquarters in Seattle on Friday with a message for founder Jeff Bezos.