W. Va. hoping Amazon HQ2 sets up in Pittsburgh?

FAIRMONT, W. Va. (WDTV) -- Multiple cities across the United States proposed their regions for the new Amazon Headquarters Two. Pittsburgh is one of them, and it appears some Mountain State land is part of that proposal.


As you know, the Steel City is just around the corner, and if Amazon moves in, it could possibly make some changes in North Central West Virginia.

Pittsburgh mailed off its application last week and many are hoping Amazon chooses our neighbor to the north.

The President and CEO of High Technology Foundation in Fairmont is one of the many to send a letter of support to Amazon on behalf of Pittsburgh. In it, he reportedly offered land in the park for free for Amazon or Amazon Web Services to build a data center or cloud-computing research and development center as an incentive that could be in conjunction with Pittsburgh's pitch.

Some local small business owners are hopeful Amazon listens, as this move could also help the Mountain State financially.

"We have been lucky, in this area, that a lot of people haven't left this area, like they have lots of places in West Virginia. We've lost a lot of population in the last 15 years or so, hopefully something like that would come in to help the area to grow," said Jerry Robinson, a local business owner.

5 News will have in depth coverage on this later this week.