Irvine Co. Will Bid for Amazon’s 2nd North American Headquarters

Irvine Co. apartment complexes in the Irvine Spectrum area. (Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

Irvine Co. apartment complexes in the Irvine Spectrum area. (Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

Orange County’s Irvine Co. said Friday it plans to bid for Amazon.com’s second headquarters, which Amazon says will employ up to 50,000 people.

Privately held Irvine Co. said it would work with the city of Irvine, a master-planned community developed by the company, to “submit a responsive and compelling proposal to lure Amazon’s second headquarters.”

“We are uniquely qualified to meet Amazon’s needs,” Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren said in a statement.

Irvine Co.’s plans came a day after Amazon, the giant online retailer based in Seattle, launched a nationwide search for another headquarters that it said would cost $5 billion.

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