Bill Text: IL HR0680 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: States that Illinois can meet the needs of Amazon's second headquarters in North America and looks forward to offering a warm welcome if they so choose Illinois as home for HQ2

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-11-08 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart [HR0680 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0680-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives welcome and encourage Amazon to consider
4locating their second headquarters (HQ2) in Illinois; and
5 WHEREAS, On September 17, 2017, Amazon announced plans to
6open a second company headquarters in North America known as
7HQ2; and
8 WHEREAS, Amazon requested proposals from state and local
9governments for HQ2 and has received 238 proposals from state
10and local governments from throughout the United States,
11including multiple bids from Illinois and bi-state regions; and
12 WHEREAS, If Illinois is successful in bringing HQ2 to the
13State, we have an opportunity to gain up to 50,000 new fulltime
14jobs with average salaries and benefit packages exceeding
15$100,000 over the next 10 to 15 years; and
16 WHEREAS, Amazon HQ2 is anticipated to generate tens of
17billions of dollars in additional investment in the community
18surrounding HQ2; and
19 WHEREAS, Amazon's ideal site and building requirements for
20HQ2 include being 30 miles from a population center, within 45

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1minutes of an international airport, 1-2 miles from major
2highways and roads, access to on-site mass transit (i.e. direct
3access to rail, train, subway/metro bus routes), 500,000 square
4feet of building space for Phase 1 in 2019, and up to 8,000,000
5square feet beyond 2027; and
6 WHEREAS, We are confident Illinois can meet Amazon's ideal
7site and building requirements due to the fact that Illinois is
8the fifth largest state in the country, is home to 107 public
9and private airports, maintains 18,154 total interstate and
10state highway miles, operates 63 public transit systems, has
119,982 miles of railroad tracks with nearly 1,100 miles of
12navigable waterways, and encompasses 55,519 square miles of
13land; therefore, be it
14 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
15HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
16believe Illinois can meet the needs of Amazon's second
17headquarters in North America and look forward to offering a
18warm welcome if they so choose Illinois as home for HQ2; and be
19it further
20 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
21presented to Amazon as a symbol of our admiration and respect
22for one of the most innovative companies in the world.
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