WKYC has obtained a redacted version of the proposal submitted by the city of Cleveland for Amazon's second headquarters.
The bid, which was given to Amazon in October, 2017, failed to make the cut as one of 20 finalists.
The 161-page proposal includes letters of support given by state and local political leaders, including Gov. John Kasich, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, and the mayors of Cleveland and Akron. It also has labor and workforce statistics, information on Northeast Ohio's educational programs, logistics/transportation, and more.
The bid also shows the city offered Amazon an 'incentive and resource support package in program funds, grants, and tax incentives.' The amount of the package was redacted.
In May, WKYC received some information on Cleveland's Amazon bid from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, a public transportation planning group that supplied the city with a wide variety of data to support its bid.
According to the documents, which claimed "Cleveland would lead the second revolution," the location for the new HQ would have been centered in Terminal Tower and Post Office Plaza, "provid[ing] unmatched access to public transportation." Hopkins and Burke Lakefront Airports were also stressed as having direct flights to Amazon's main HQ in Seattle.
The city also pledged to "accelerate" its increase in RTA rail lines and stations, specifically tripling the amount of track to 111 miles by 2029. A 25 percent discount on RTA passes for Amazon employees was also proposed.