Amazon, here’s $1 billion. Now, bring Atlanta 50,000 jobs

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FILE PHOTO - Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S. January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

By Matt Kempner

Amazon could make the most gargantuan of deliveries to metro Atlanta. We just have to give the online giant encouragement. Like maybe way more than $1 billion.

The company that regularly awes consumers and debones competitors recently announced it is searching for a place in North America to put a second headquarters. The site might eventually include 50,000 algorithmically optimized employees, with average compensation topping $100,000.

Apparently Amazon is so big and innovative that it can no longer be contained by its mere 33-building base in Seattle, a city the company has squeezed like a lemon for every drop of tech talent, affordable housing and traffic capacity.

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