Atlanta races for another ‘Olympic moment’ with Amazon bid (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

KSU economist: Amazon CEO is playing his hand well

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 19, 2017) — The pitches are in, but the work to land Amazon’s second headquarters is far from over.

Roger Tutterow, a Kennesaw State University economist, said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is playing his hand brilliantly. The open competition heightens the stakes.

“This just shows you another compliment to the marketing genius Jeff Bezos,” he said. “He’s got an economic development plum and he’s searching for the best deal.”

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