BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - Delegate Moore Capito (R-Kanawha) sent a letter to Amazon.com, Inc Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to consider West Virginia as a possible site for its new corporate headquarters, dubbed "HQ2."
He stated in the letter that the state is an ideal fit for Amazon's vision. "West Virginia presents a level of autonomy no other state can," he said in the letter. "Your company requires a facility, but here you can build a community that houses a facility. We have the best and hardest working people in the country."
According to some locals, it would be a benefit to have the company in the state as it could generate thousands of new jobs.
"If you actually bring a warehouse and a second headquarters to West Virginia, it would end up creating bunch of jobs, said Josh Uarolen, a Clarksburg resident. "We do have a lot of jobless, unemployed here so I guess it would end up helping the economy of West Virginia quite a bit."
Amazon is no stranger to the Mountain State as it operates a call center from Huntington.