CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - No details are being offered publicly about the City of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio region's proposal for the new Amazon headquarters.
The internet retail giant announced plans to open a second North American headquarters, known as HQ2, in September of this year.
Company officials said they would select the site after a public bidding process.
Cleveland announced that it, and the region, planned to compete for the HQ2 project, but, to date, have not released any details about the city or the region's bid.
Cleveland 19 asked city spokesperson Dan Williams on Wednesday if the city would release any additional information about the bid.
He responded with a one word email answer, "no."
Cleveland 19 reached out to the Great Cleveland Partnership, another agency working on the proposal, who referred all questions to the private public relations firm, Dix and Eaton.
David Hertz, of Dix and Eaton, wouldn't provide any details, including when or if the region's proposal was submitted.
He did issue the following statement:
"For the past four weeks plus the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Team NEO, Jobs Ohio, the state of Ohio and a number of leading local organizations, have collaborated on a response to Amazon's [Request for Proposals] for HQ2. The group is excited about the result which stresses the city's and regions economic resurgence quality of life and geographic advantages," said Hertz.
Cleveland 19 asked if the proposal would ever be publicly released.
Hertz indicated it wouldn't, saying it was "proprietary."
Cleveland 19 asked if it was owned by a public agency why it wouldn't be a public document, Hertz said he couldn't say any more than he already had.
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