Cities all over the U.S. are going to extreme measures to be chosen as the location for Amazon’s second headquarters, with Georgia as one willing to change one of their city’s name as well as de-annexing their own land if chosen. The city council of Stonecrest, Georgia voted in favor of 345 acres of land to be de-annexed if selected where they can benefit from billions of dollars’ worth of investment and creation of thousands of jobs.
Last month, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)announced announced plans to open another headquarters in the U.S. called “HQ2” which will cost at least $5 billion to build and operate and 50,000 workers are expected to be hired. Proposals are to be submitted by October 19 following a list of preferences that include urban and suburban areas with more than 1 million people and an area that will attract technical talent.
Over 50 cities are to submit proposals to the company such as Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Houston, Orlando, and New York City.