What is Amazon HQ2?

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.

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