Nashville to pitch for Amazon's second headquarters, 50,000 jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS/WVLT) -- Officials are expected to put their ring in the hat to bring Amazon's second headquarters to Nashville.

Amazon previously reported that the second headquarters would be similar to their Seattle location that has contributed $38 billion to the economy. The company told CBS News it plans to spend more than $5 billion on the new corporate campus and potentially bring 50,000 jobs to the chosen location.

In a statement, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said her economic development team planned to start working with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the state to scout locations in Davidson County.

“The news that Amazon is looking for a second headquarters has generated a lot of buzz and excitement in the Nashville community. I’m confident that our socially progressive, pro-business climate, talented workforce, and overall great quality of life offers the type of environment that they are looking for in the city they’ll choose. Over the coming weeks, my Economic and Community Development team will be working with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and State of Tennessee to identify potential locations in Davidson County that would be a good fit for Amazon’s needs,” Mayor Barry said.

Amazon said they want a city with a strong university system and a "highly educated labor pool."

The online retailing giant estimates that investments in Seattle between 2010 and 2016 added a whopping $38 billion to the city's economy, CBS News reports.

Local 8 News is working to confirm more information. Updates will be posted here.