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Amazon refuses Arizona’s cactus as bidders for HQ2 climb to 118

Dave Hutchens, chairman of Sun Corridor Inc. and president and CEO of UNS Energy Corp., and Joe Snell, president and CEO of Sun Corridor Inc., are sending a 21-foot saguaro cactus to Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Wash. The pair are trying to get Jeff Bezos’ attention in a bid to bring Amazon’s planned second headquarters to Tucson and Southern Arizona.

September 13, 2017.

Amazon.com said it couldn't accept gifts in its HQ2 bidding process, donating a 21-foot cactus Arizona representatives had offered. Gifts in the form of tax incentives, however, remain on the table.

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