Wednesday, November 29, 2017…Carlyle High School Senior James Biggs learned more about the role of State Representative by job shadowing State Representative Charlie Meier for the day. Pictured from left to right is Rep. Charlie Meier, James Biggs, and Rep. Meier’s Legislative Aide Diane Rakers.

The Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) recently sponsored a resolution to welcome and encourage Amazon to consider locating their second company headquarters (HQ2) in Illinois.

On September 7, 2017 Amazon announced plans to open a second company headquarters in North America known as HQ2. Amazon requested proposals from state and local governments for HQ2 and have received 238 proposals from state and local governments from throughout the North America, including multiple bids from Illinois and the St. Louis region.

According to State Representative Charlie Meier, “I truly believe Illinois and the bi-state region can meet the needs of Amazon’s second headquarters. We have everything Amazon is looking for in terms of location to an International airport, railroads, public transit, roads and land for HQ2 to meet their needs and wants.”