Amazon is currently soliciting bids for a second HQ that will provide thousands of new jobs and cost about $5 billion to build and operate: the company is prioritizing metropolitan areas with more than one million people and is encouraging interested communities to think "big" and "creatively" about possible locations. “HQ2” will be a complete headquarters and not a satellite office. Employees currently working in HQ1 can choose to continue working there, or they could have an opportunity to move if they would prefer to be located in HQ2, it said. "We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters," Bezos said. "Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in up-front and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. We’re excited to find a second home." Amazon estimated that its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city’s economy.