It is Christmas in July! Actually, Dr. Perryman takes a look at what is now two days of Amazon Prime sales.
Amazon's announcement that it is looking for a site to host a second headquarters has several Texas cities bidding for the 50,000 jobs it will mean. Dr. Perryman says economic incentives will be key.
While the Amazon-Whole Foods merger was getting all the attention, two other behemoths were also partnering in a new shopping effort.
Cities across the eastern half of the United States and Canada (including all of the largest in Texas) are jockeying for position and running flat out in the race to attract Amazon's second headquarters (HQ2). The winning area's prize will be enormous: about $5 billion in capital investment and 50,000 jobs with a six-figure average salary. Add to that the positive ripple effects through the economy and the potential to energize related desirable technology businesses, and it's easy to see the reason for the frenzy.