Amazon, Georgia, could become a reality.
The resolution calls for the state to formally name the ceded land Amazon, Georgia.
“How could you not want your 21st century headquarters to be located in a city named Amazon?” Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary told the local paper.
The move is one of the bolder to arise from the frenzy surrounding Amazon’s search for the site of its second headquarters, called HQ2. Cities and towns around the country are scrambling to make their pitch to Amazon by October 19, and they’re pulling out all the stops to lure in the company.
In the call for submissions, Amazon said HQ2 would require 165 acres of land, proximity to an international airport, public transportation, and a high standard of living for employees. It also implied that it would be seeking subsidies as it builds and expands its $US5 billion headquarters, which will eventually employ 50,000 workers.
City officials said that Amazon could enter into an agreement with Stonecrest for services. The city of Stonecrest is relatively new as it only incorporated earlier this year. Stonecrest and the parcel of land in question lie about 20 miles east of Atlanta’s city center.
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