What’s up with Chicago’s approach to luring Amazon’s new 50,000-job second headquarters? Rahm apparently knew about it well before the stories broke yesterday and is reportedly talking to them. Good, but he evidently didn’t coordinate it with the state in any way (which seems to be the implication of today’s Tribune story on it). That’s crazy — only shows that nobody works together in Illinois, and winning this would take a gigantic, coordinated effort.
It would indeed be a game-changer if Chicago got it, but you’ll find any number of stories today in papers from other towns saying they’re just right for it. And the winner will probably have to pay a fortune in inducements to Amazon, which we couldn’t afford. So, don’t get your hopes up.