DETROIT (WJBK) - Cities across the country are scrambling to get Amazon's attention and the deadline for bids to land the company's second headquarters is Thursday.
Amazon is looking for a metro area of at least a million people, with access to mass transit and an international airport. The new facility is expected to create up to 50,000 jobs.
Many people think Detroit is the perfect fit, including billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert, who is hoping to make the Motor City stand out.
But we're not the only ones trying to get amazon's attention. Officials in Tucson, Arizona, uprooted a 21-foot-tall cactus and tried to have it delivered to Amazon's Seattle headquarters.
Birmingham, Alabama built giant Amazon boxes and placed them around the city. And in Missouri, Kansas City's mayor bought a thousand items from Amazon and posted reviews of each one.