Mayor believes metro KC has qualities to attract Amazon

September 8, 2017
Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach says metropolitan Kansas City easily exceeds the demands of what Amazon is looking for regarding a second headquarters in North America.
"Metropolitan Kansas City has a talented, educated and appealing work force from a population that exceeds two million residents," Gerlach said. "I truly believe that working through the Kansas City Area Development Council, and our two-state and multiple local government representatives, this area provides an exceptional opportunities that makes us a viable, competitive and attractive prospect for Amazon."
"A major employer such as Amazon would benefit the entire region through employment, investments and economic impact," Gerlach said. "Overland Park and the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce each stand ready to work with our metropolitan partners to consider and address this economically impactful proposition."
KCADC is charged with representing the economic interests of the entire two-state, 18-county Greater Kansas City region of 2.5 million people.
Amazon is looking for a community to host a new campus for a second headquarters that would house up to 50,000 employees with an average annual payroll of $100,000 per employee.


Carl Gerlach 913-895-6104