Local Congressman Wants Amazon To Locate HQ2 In Our Area

Congressman Dan Meuser whose 9th Congressional District includes Columbia and Montour Counties has written Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to encourage him to locate the company’s 2nd headquarters, known as HQ2, in Meuser’s District. Meuser’s letter comes in the wake of the company’s decision to cancel plans to locate HQ2 in New York City. In the letter, Meuser says Amazon should come to the area in part because it is the “geographic keystone of highway and rail transportation” between New York and New England. Mueser notes that about 60 percent of the nation’s population lives within a 10-hour drive of the area. Meuser also pointed out in the letter that the “backbone of the district is an educated, hard-working and world-class workforce.”