On April 10, Amazon made its big visit to Newark as a part of the shortlist bid. Attendees of the meeting included Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Ras Baraka, and Sen. Cory Booker. Members of the Amazon bid committee frequented a series of meetings, tours, and culminated with a dinner at the popular Ironbound Tapas bar, MomPou.
In a statement, Aisha Glover, CEO of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and point person for the Amazon provided this:
"The purpose of that meeting was to fine-tune elements included in our pitch and give a first-hand look at the city we hope will be chosen for their second national headquarters," Glover said. "We will make no comment on the views and reactions of the Amazon team in order to respect the integrity of their selection process."
Read more about the big day here.