What exactly is Amazon HQ2?
According to Amazon bid announcement page, Amazon HQ2 will be the second Amazon headquarters in North America. They are looking for a location with strong local and regional talent – particularly in software development and related fields – as well as a stable and business-friendly environment, to continue hiring and innovating on behalf of Amazon customers.
While they don’t come out directly and say it, it sounds as if they are looking for a location that has good Universities that provide top tech talent, a good strong tech environment and a good deal of business. Business-friendly means tax cuts and incentives to locate a headquarters in that area. A large University such as the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) the nations #7 rated public university. U.S. News & World Report.