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Is the pursuit of Amazon worth it?
The push to attract Amazon’s second corporate headquarters continues, with no letup. The latest development is that Atlanta made Amazon’s first cut as part of a list of 20 locations under consideration for that headquarters, which will supposedly create up to 50,000 jobs. “Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough — all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Amazon executive Holly Sullivan said. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.” Amazon executives have said they will spend $5 billion to develop this second headquarters, an amount that has drawn Georgia into the bidding frenzy. .