NEW JERSEY (FOX 5 NEWS) - The competition is heating up for amazon's second headquarters. More than 50 cities across the country and Canada are fighting to be the new home of the internet giant.
The latest on the map: Bayonne, New Jersey. Mayor James Davis says he has the perfect location: 200-plus acres of underdeveloped waterfront property.
This location is the former military ocean terminal base. The base checks off many of Amazon's requirements, including up to 8 million square feet of building space and close to mass transit, major highways and bridges, and airports.
Housing Amazon in Bayonne would mean thousands of jobs. Amazon says it would hire 50,000 new employees. Amazon plans on spending $5 billion on the new facility.
New Jersey already has strong connections to Amazon, which has fulfillment centers across the state.
Bayonne is competing with other cities in the same state: Newark, Camden, and New Brunswick are expected to submit bids.