Amazon Chicago In The News

Why Chicago? 4 tech transplants share why they relocated to the Windy City

Chicago is known for its deep talent pool, filled in large part with graduates from top-notch local and regional universities. The city is also quickly becoming a hot destination for transplants from across the country seeking new opportunities and challenges in the ever-growing tech scene. We spoke with four local tech workers to learn more …

What do Chicagoans think of their city’s Amazon bid?

Chicago voters like the idea of trying to lure Amazon’s second headquarters here, at least in the abstract. And they give Mayor Rahm Emanuel some credit for leading the effort. That’s the gist of a new poll released today that found, as in an earlier survey, voters see some benefits to chasing after a big …

Amazon pitch video casts Chicago as ‘a destination for dreamers and doers alike’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office beamed up a William Shatner-narrated pitch video for Amazon officials who were in Chicago this week to scout possible locations for the nationally coveted HQ2. The 95-second video begins with white specks ethereally floating against a black background before the words “Amazon makes its second city The Second City” move to …

Amazon Hits 10,000 Illinois Employees

As the battle to secure Amazon’s second headquarters rages on, the e-commerce giant is taking a minute to highlight its growing Illinois presence. Amazon announced Monday that it now has 10,000 full-time employees in Illinois, a notable feat given that most of the roles have been added in just the last three years. Amazon opened its first …