Concord, California Throws Its Hat in the Ring in Amazon Bid

Bay Area Autonomous Tech Hub Bids to Welcome Amazon to Growing Roster of Innovators

CONCORD, Calif., Sept. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The city of Concord announced it is competing for Amazon’s second headquarters. The East Bay city is a natural fit for the tech giant, with the world class Concord Reuse Project set to transform the 5,000-acre Naval Weapons Station into a transit-oriented development with approximately 6 million square feet of office/R&D/commercial space, a 120-acre campus district and 12,000 housing units. The project lies in proximity to both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and is anchored by one of Concord’s two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations, a general aviation airport and easy access to Interstate 680.

“Concord is a logical choice for companies of all sizes, especially global brands looking for plentiful office options, often priced at a quarter of what is offered in nearby San Francisco and half the prices in Oakland,” said Concord Mayor Laura Hoffmeister. “We look forward to making our case to Amazon, and working with the company to design the Headquarters 2 campus to meet its precise needs.”

Earlier this year the city announced a pilot partnership with Starship Technologies, an autonomous personal delivery device technology company, and is host to GoMentum station, the nation’s largest closed autonomous vehicles test track.

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Guy Bjerke, Director of Community Reuse Planning

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