NBC Chicago: McDonald’s HQ in Oak Brook Eyed as Possibility for Amazon’s New Headquarters

Sep. 21, 2017

Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 Chicago

Restaurant giant McDonald’s is moving out of its Oak Brook headquarters and into Chicago, but could the campus lure another massive company to the suburb?

That headquarters is one of the rumored possible landing spots for the much-sought after second headquarters for Amazon, which is holding a nationwide competition as it looks for a location to house a massive facility that could create 50,000 jobs and billions in economic benefits to the area lucky enough to land it.

“We have low taxes, low government, low crime, and outstanding public schools,” DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin said.

Cronin says that it is working with the city of Chicago, who is rumored to be one of the biggest contenders for the new facility. He says that if any city in the region gets the headquarters, it will be a boon to the entire region’s economy.

Watch the full segment here.