Primed for Amazon: Value & Cost of HQ2 for Cities

Recording: Primed for Amazon: Value & Cost of HQ2 for Cities, Mar 10, 2018


Sylvester James, Jr

City Of Kansas City

Nancy McFarlane

City of Raleigh

Amazon's announcement that they are searching for a second headquarters set off a frenzy of interest across the country. Hope of securing the second home of one of the world's biggest companies has created national interest and local conversations about community values, the real costs of economic development, and what are the critical issues at stake when bringing a tech giant to your town. Hear mayors discuss what their cities want and need in pursuit of economic success.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government
Level: Intermediate