City of Amazon proposed to attract company's HQ2 to Georgia

The latest pitch to attract Amazon's second headquarters? Create a city named Amazon for the company's planned expansion site.

The council of Stonecrest, a city outside Atlanta, voted 4-2 on Monday to de-annex 345 acres of land if the e-commerce giant picks the area for what the company calls HQ2, a corporate hub where Seattle-based Amazon says it will one day house 50,000 jobs.

The city's resolution asks the Georgia General Assembly to form the city of Amazon on that land.

"There are several major U.S. cities that want Amazon, but none has the branding opportunity we are now offering this visionary company," said Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary. "How could you not want your 21st century headquarters to be located in a city named Amazon?"

Amazon is seeking a 175-acre site located near an international airport and . Lary said he hopes the Atlanta transit authority expands rail service to Stonecrest.

The proposed city of Amazon could enter into an agreement with the city of Stonecrest to provide city services, he said.

Stonecrest officials plan to submit a bid for Amazon's HQ2 by the company's Oct. 19 deadline.

Stonecrest, which includes about 53,000 residents in southeast DeKalb County, incorporated as a city this year after voters approved it in a November referendum.


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Oct 04, 2017
The good people of Stonecrest are in for a surprise. I hope that they are prepared for it.

This press release is completely lacking in details of the proposal, but we can be certain of a few things:

They can expect their cost of living to increase dramatically, and expect to be the people whose taxes will pay for pretty much any and all infrastructure upgrades in support of the city of amazon, as it will suck all the surrounding communities dry of resources and drive up prices for everyhing.

Amazon: the Walmart of the Web. But only because they got there first. Walmart is gaining ground on claiming the title, even as I type this.

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