Recently, the shipping giant Amazon announced they are on the lookout for a home for their new headquarters “HQ2.” Multiple cities have placed bids for the new headquarters. But only the state’s two largest cities and their mayors have teamed up to create a Metropolitan Region as partners, and by agreement for their proposal to Amazon. This region is being dubbed locally as “Bridgehaven.”
Amazon’s release stated that their headquarters could potentially bring in 50,000 new jobs and “tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.” Bridgeport’s Mayor Ganim and New Haven’s Mayor Harp agree that this is a positive game changer for the region.
According to Amazon, they are “[encouraging] cities to think big and be creative,” and that is what “Bridgehaven” plans to do.
Bridgeport and New Haven partnering together will “[get] the proposal over the 1 million-population mark required by Amazon,” and “boost a long list of universities and a far bigger pool of tech employees,” according to the New Haven Independent.
“Bridgehaven’s” proximity to metropolitan areas like New York City, closeness to railways and airports, universities, and its workforce make it a meaningful place for Amazon – or any business looking to plant their roots and grow.