Amazon is searching for a city that can handle it's new headquarters, and it's gotten plenty of bribes before their Thursday bid deadline.
In Tucson, a 21 foot Saguaro was given to Amazon to spike their chances of getting chosen. But Amazon said nope. They donated it to the Arizona-Sonara Desert Museum saying "unfortunately we can't accept gifts, even really cool ones".
In Birmingham, Alabama, giant Amazon boxes were placed throughout the city. The mayor tweeted "WE WANT AMAZON".
— William A. Bell (@bellforbham) September 25, 2017
In Chula Vista, CA the city made a giant book to show Amazon what makes the city ready for them.
New York City lit up landmarks in "Amazon orange" to make a bid.
Stonecrest, GA even offered to change the name of the city to Amazon.
And in Philadelphia, an "Amazon war room" spent the last 6 weeks dedicated to showing Amazon it's the city they want.
Amazon says it will make a decision in 2018. More than 50 cities across the U.S. will be on edge waiting for their announcement. The company promised 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in infrastructure investment.
The company also says it's looking for a tax-friendly climate for it's second headquarters.
Pennsylvania is offering Amazon $1 billion in tax breaks as part of their bid. But New Jersey is beating that, promising $7 billion in tax incentives.
Some cities refuse to give in. San Antonio bowed out of the competition, unwilling to offer massive tax breaks.