Amazon's plans for a second headquarters could transform the local economy of the winning city. Communities vying for the tech giant's headquarters must weigh the costs and benefits of this unique economic development opportunity.
Presenters will look at the local implications of hosting Amazon HQ 2.0 and how to assess the potential impacts. The webinar will include three presentations - each providing perspective into the fiscal and economic effects of luring a major employer, possibly through significant incentives. The speakers will provide an overview of the potential impacts, give examples of specific scenarios, and share the best approaches for evaluating the key questions involved in this project.
Robert T. Carey, Ph.D.,Director, Clemson University Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory:: The Dispersion of Regional Economic Impacts
Hector Vielma, Ph.D.,Senior Economist, Illinois Department of Revenue: Amazon HQ2 in Chicago: Economic Impact