In last night’s Michigan-Michigan State football game, the head coaches of the rival schools found common ground when they donned headsets with a special message touting Detroit’s bid for Amazon’s “second home.” Their headsets proudly claimed: #amazondetroit! #AmazonHQ2.
Here’s a look at Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio and Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh with the specially-branded headphones.
— Detroit Moves (@DetroitMovesHQ2) October 8, 2017
— Quicken Loans (@QuickenLoans) October 8, 2017
— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) October 8, 2017
Detroit may be seen as a longshot contender for Amazon’s second headquarters, a project which has set off a frenzy of activity throughout North America as communities work on bids to attract the tech powerhouse. Amazon has said its HQ2 project could attract as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs to a new community.
But Detroit is making a big-time bid, hoping that Amazon can help to revitalize the rust belt city. The bid is being led by Dan Gilbert, the Detroit billionaire who owns the Cleveland Cavaliers and founded Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, has established a 59-person committee made up of business leaders and politicians, including the mayor of nearby Windsor, Ontario.
As to the football game, Michigan State upset Michigan 14-10 amid a raging rain storm.