Monday, October 23, 2017

Mark Wahlberg is going to call up Jeff Bezos and tell him to bring Amazon to Michigan

The Am-holes could feast on Wahlburgers!

Posted By on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 1:59 PM

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If exaggerated windmills don't do the trick, perhaps Mark Wahlberg's endorsement will.

On a visit to metro Detroit this weekend, the actor, burger man, and Boston native had a message for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Bring your company's second headquarters to Michigan.

"Jeff Bezos, come on, buddy. This is the home of American industrial," Wahlberg said during a visit to his Wahlburgers chain location in Greektown.

"You know what? I'm going to call him myself."

It's a bit of a head-scratcher — do all rich people just have one another's numbers? But we're also confused because Wahlberg's native Bay State pitched more than two dozen possible sites for HQ2 to the e-commerce giant. But cool — maybe his Detroit area burger joints could benefit from the boost of 50,000 Amazon workers (he says he's also bringing a Wahlburger location to Royal Oak), or maybe he's just brave enough to eschew notions of hometown loyalty to stand up for what he thinks is right (after all, Detroit > Boston).

Wahlberg did not say where in Michigan he'd like to see Bezos bring his headquarters. Detroit and Grand Rapids have submitted pitches.

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