Kankakee County’s Amazon RFP Submitted

Kankakee, IL – Kankakee County officially submitted the Amazon HQ2 Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The county submitted the RFP ahead of the 2:00 pm deadline yesterday to officially include Kankakee County in the Illinois Statewide RFP. State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) and Kankakee County Board Chairman Andy Wheeler lead the effort by meeting with state and community leaders to prepare and submit the RFP. Rep. Parkhurst commented:

“I am very proud we were able to work as a team to meet the State‘s deadline.  Chairman Andy Wheeler and everyone involved worked hard to make this happen. This proposal thinks outside the box and offers Amazon an inspired, innovative, imaginative, and inventive proposal.  It is definitely not the cookie cutter proposals offered by metropolitan cities.  Kankakee County offers so much from location to landscape and we hope Amazon will see this and be a part of our community. ”