ESD Executives Excited to Help Recruitment Efforts for Amazon Headquarters
CHICAGO, IL ESD Executive Chairman Raj Gupta and Chief Executive Officer Zac House are part of a committee tasked to help bring Amazon's second headquarters to Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner are honorary co-chairs of the committee, which is comprised of civic and community leaders.
"The concept of bringing so many diverse people together to help lead this effort is exciting," Gupta said. "We believe Chicago - home of our own corporate headquarters - is an extremely strong candidate, given the city is already a home to many Fortune 500 corporate headquarters, offers extensive public transportation and possesses numerous other benefits."
ESD possesses a solid understanding of what companies need for large-scale corporate headquarters. Its range of consulting-engineering services enabled internationally-recognized companies seeking new corporate headquarters space to improve efficiency, attract and retain talent, and foster innovation, leading to a competitive advantage. United Airlines, Motorola Mobility and Kraft are a few of the companies where the firm's define, design, and deliver process added value to achieving their corporate competitiveness. Embracing the opportunity to help companies make the most of new space is another way ESD is Improving Society Through the Built Environment.
Based in Seattle, Washington, online giant Amazon is ready to create a second corporate headquarters somewhere else in the United States. The second headquarters is expected to bring 50,000 jobs, providing an economic windfall to whatever city it lands in.