Georgia city to rename itself 'Amazon' if company brings new headquarters

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Stonecrest's resolution asks the Georgia General Assembly to form the city of Amazon on the land, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Bids for Amazon's new headquarters are due by October 19. It's offering to rename 345 acres of land "Amazon" in an attempt to woo Bezos and his company, effectively giving Amazon its very own mini-city. Or should we say Amazon, Georgia? It's located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and town attractions include a nature reserve and national heritage site.

The metro area including North Jersey earned the top ranking among contenders seeking to become home to Amazon's second headquarters and the potential 50,000 workers it would employ, according to a research firm.

E-commerce supergiant Amazon wants to build a new company headquarters, and dozens of cities are doing anything they can to woo the new corporate center (and the thousands of jobs that would accompany it) to their areas.

"I believe we have a good shot at drawing that type of platform", said the city's mayor Jason Lary.

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He warned that the CPI (M) will be exposed at the national level by BJP workers. Look at the situation in West Bengal and Tripura.

Nonetheless, this bid does seem somewhat desperate - even if it does dangle a very attractive branding carrot in front of Amazon's nose.

The city ranked highest in the "ease of transportation" category (probably because of its proximity to D.C. and New York).

The city government's website opens with a photo of the new council's swearing-in last May but then moves quickly to a slide that declares "Shop the Mall at Stonecrest".

In related news, in recent weeks a couple from the United States plead guilty to swindling electronics worth $1.2 million from the retail giant. It's not the only place trying to lure Jeff Bezos in with flashy incentives - Tuscon, Arizona sent a 21-foot saguaro cactus as a gift, and Dallas, Texas made a damn Spotify playlist - but a city namesake is a pretty big deal.

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