August 21, 2018

REMI & C2ER - The Economic Impact of Amazon HQ2 on a Local Economy

July 24, 2018

REMI & C2ER - The Economic Impact of Amazon HQ2 on a Local Economy

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.

REMI and the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) are jointly hosting a special webinar presentation on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST looking 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
  • Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D., Senior Economist, REMI: Amazon HQ2 Impact Analysis Methodology



Following the presentation, we will open up the discussion to questions from attendees.

This presentation will last approximately one hour, and we offer it free of charge via the Citrix GoToWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.

Thank you and we hope you can join us for this webinar.