Closer Look: Amazon Looking For HQ2; City Of Stonecrest; And More

Several Georgia cities are competing to become the home for Amazon’s HQ2.
Several Georgia cities are competing to become the home for Amazon’s HQ2.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the announcement of Georgia’s first chief turnaround officer, Eric Thomas.
  • 9:29: Last month online retail giant, Amazon, announced it was looking for a location for its second headquarters. The company has asked for proposals, from interested cities, to be submitted by Oct. 19. Several Georgia cities are competing to become the home for Amazon’s HQ2. The city of Stonecrest says it would de-annex some of its land and name it the city of Amazon. Jason Lary, mayor of the city of Stonecrest, talks about the city’s efforts to attract Amazon.
  • 23:32: We continue our look at local efforts to attract Amazon’s second headquarters. Marketing expert Christopher Lemley and Emory Goizueta Business School professor Tom Smith talk about the proposal from cities in Georgia and around the nation, as well as the potential impact of Amazon locating it’s second headquarters in the state.
  • 41:32: According to the organization Feeding America nearly 1.8 million in Georgia live in an area labeled as food insecure. A look at the Carver Neighborhood Market located in southeast Atlanta to find out how its helping the community access healthy and affordable food.

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