A delegation from Amazon visited several sites in Metro Atlanta this week as part of the search of the e-commerce giant for a second headquarters. Several sources with direct knowledge of the situation told of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
with state and local government and business leaders on Thursday and Friday. The two-day visit offered coveted personal access to Amazon officials and the opportunity to showcase top development locations, as well as praise the region's workforce, research universities, transportation and quality of life.
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"We were thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome Amazon to Georgia this week," said Pat Wilson, state economic development commissioner, in a statement. "As we've already said, we truly believe Metro Atlanta is the best location for HQ2, and we've invested in mobility, people development and education, and prioritized what we see in our thriving business climate ̵
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Amazon explored downtown Gulch and several Midtown sites as part of the visit, two of the people said.
31st March 2017 – Atlanta – Midtown was on the agenda for Amazon Tour of Atlanta BOB ANDRES / BANDRES @ AJC .COM
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The hunt for Amazon is arguably the most public Hunt in modern history. Amazon has obtained bids from 238 communities in North America before limiting its competition to 20 in January, including Atlanta.
Amazon is expected to announce the home for what it calls HQ2 later this year, although people in business development circles expect Amazon to cut its list of contenders in the coming months before making a final decision.
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