‘Business Report’ publisher: Metro Council gets high on Amazon HQ2 and search for new airport director | In the News

Did someone bring “special brownies” with an extra ingredient to the Oct. 11 Metro Council meeting when the council passed a resolution urging Amazon to consider East Baton Rouge for its new HQ2, which would bring a $5 billion investment and 50,000 jobs? The resolution said EBR “has a stable and business-friendly environment, has urban and suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent, and is a [community] that thinks big and creatively when considering locations and real estate options.” Huh?

According to Everest Group, a Dallas-based consulting and research firm, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York and Washington, D.C., will likely be Amazon’s top candidates.

Read more in Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

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