By Tim Kowols
Amazon’s search for a second world headquarters is giving insight on how smaller communities are working to attract new businesses and other development. The tech giant is looking to whittle down its list of 20 cities vying to host nearly 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investments over the course of the decade. Good transportation options, infrastructure, housing stock and a strong workforce were among the factors Amazon used to consider locations. The area was never in the running for the headquarters, but Door County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Caleb Frostman says they can learn from what outside businesses are looking for when moving into a community.
Frostman says the area’s strong work ethic, beautiful scenery, and good schools are among the reasons area businesses have chosen Door County for their operations in the past.