News

Danbury joins list of cities vying for Amazon's 2nd headquarters

Posted: Updated:
DANBURY -

Danbury is the latest city to throw its hat in the ring as Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, searches for a place to build its second headquarters.

The city created a video to pitch its case, and it's garnered thousands of views since its release Thursday morning.

Mayor Mark Boughton says officials wanted to have a little fun and show what Danbury has to offer.

The video is about a minute and 30 seconds long, during which Boughton touts the city's low crime rate, diversity, quality of life and its quick, efficient permitting process.

Bridgeport and Hartford have also expressed interest in attracting Amazon, but Boughton says his city has what he calls the "Danbury difference."

"In general, people are pretty excited about the prospect," Boughton says. "You know what? At the bottom line, even if it gets us on their radar for another company that may say hey let's try Danbury, they seem pretty open and progressive in terms of economic development, it's a win for us. So we see nothing but upside on this."

Boughton says the city will also be working with the state to come up with a singular application for the area that would identify incentives that could attract a company like Amazon.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."