July 26, 2018

Amazon HQ 2.0: Understanding the Local Impacts

The contest to lure Amazon’s second headquarters raises many questions about economic development and incentives. REMI is joining forces with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) to offer a special webinar examining Amazon HQ 2.0 from different perspectives.

The webinar, set to be held on Tuesday, August 21st from 2 to 3 p.m. EST, will bring together three different speakers to address the potential fiscal and economic implications for the community that successfully attracts the online retailer.

Robert T. Carey, Ph.D., Director of Clemson University Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory, will offer a broad overview of how an Amazon headquarters would affect a state or local economy, while Hector Vielma, Ph.D., Senior Economist at the Illinois Department of Revenue, will focus on the potential impacts on one city on the short list – Chicago.

Following their talks, REMI Senior Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. will delve into the methodology behind these types of analyses.

C2ER is a membership organization that promotes community and economic research and represents research professionals from economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, government agencies, and other organizations. For more information, please visit C2ER’s website by clicking here.