John Oliver’s Economic Development segment focuses on Amazon. Presently the belle of the ball, Amazon is receiving hundreds of proposals from cities obsessed with hosting the internet giant’s second headquarters, and the jobs it will bring.
State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don’t get, in return.
Some cities have opted for unique ways to attract Amazon; Bill Deblasio had the Empire State Building lighted in ‘Amazon Orange’ and the state of Georgia offered to rename an entire city Amazon, GA. Birmingham opted for an arty statement, scattering enormous Amazon boxes through its parks.