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Viewpoint: ATL after HQ2: Shaping Our Own Future


The Amazon decision to locate two new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia is not a surprise. As we have in the past, Atlanta will reflect, reposition and recommit to becoming one of the leading tech centers on the globe. We can emerge stronger than ever – and here’s why.

What happened? MMM partner John Yates and Entrepreneur in Residence Ben Dyer analyze the HQ2 decision-making process. This was not just another factory location selection dependent on typical economic development particulars. It was likely a personal choice by a dominant corporate CEO with close ties to the ultimate destination and a desire to mimic the Seattle culture of HQ1.

Read the article here.