Atlanta is currently on a brief collection of 20 candidates to become the house of Amazon’s second headquarters, known as HQ2. The city is probably near the surface of the record, thanks to its mixture of ability, geography, and affordability — but recent moves at the country level in Georgia could seriously threaten its bidding.
The Georgia legislature on Thursday declared a charge stripping a 50 million revenue tax exemption from the airline, and that is headquartered in Atlanta. Governor Nathan Deal is allegedly ready to sign the bill into law. The move came in retaliation for Delta’s decision a week to cancel a reduction program with all the NRA amid a growing political furor over gun control. Delta’s CEO on Friday responded, saying in part that “our values aren’t for sale,” while claiming that Delta was mainly trying to distance itself from the gun discussion.