Amazon is currently choosing a location to base its second headquarters in, and as biz-hungry cities across North America hope and pray to be the the chosen one a city in Georgia has been demonstrated particularly thirsty.
Stonecrest, Georgia wants that HQ( along with the promised 50,000 “high-paying jobs”) so badly that it’s prepared to rename a part of its city “Amazon, Georgia” if selected, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution .
Totally normal thing to do, Stonecrest. Not obsessive at all. Really.
The local news publishing reported that on Monday its city council voted 4-2 in favor of de-annexing 345 acres of ground in Stonecrest to form the city of Amazon.
It’s a bold action, but one Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary feelings will define his city apart from the competition.
“There are several major U.S. metropolis that crave Amazon, but none has the branding possibility we are now offering this visionary corporation, ” Lary told The Atlanta Journal Constitution . “How could you not crave your 21 st century headquarters to be located in a city named Amazon? “
When Amazon first invited metropolis to submit their proposals for housing the new HQ2 back in September, the company said it was looking for “a location with strong local and regional talent” in software growth, but likewise a “business-friendly environment.”
That’s all well and good, but Georgia clearly focused in on Amazon’s invitation for metropolis to “think big and be creative.” It’s not the only place trying to lure Jeff Bezos in with flashy incentives — Tuscon, Arizona sent a 21 -foot saguaro cactus as a gift, and Dallas, Texas made a damn Spotify playlist — but a city namesake is a pretty big deal.
Whether Stonecrest wins Amazon’s HQ2 or not, there’s no denying this whole thing has been pretty freaking embarrassing for the cities involved in such business-style Hunger Games . em>
Stonecrest officials reportedly plan to submit an official bid to Amazon before the Oct. 19 deadline so only day will tell if a city named after his pride and joy is enough to sway Bezos.
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