Securing the deal will surely require a trove of incentives, with some analysts saying it could take at least $1 billion in tax breaks, transportation upgrades and grants.
The hunt for Amazon has loomed over legislators as lawmakers convene in an election-year session.
Top Republicans have warned that reigniting a contentious debate over “religious liberty” could jeopardize the state’s bid. And some conservatives are wary of the prospect of offering huge incentives to a Fortune 500 behemoth.
Georgia officials delivered the state's official pitch for the project in October, and state leaders have expect Amazon officials to scour potential sites in Atlanta.
Amazon has said it plans to pick its second headquarters city this year. Austin, Denver, Toronto and Washington are among the cities considered to be top competitors to Atlanta.
The governor asked state leaders at the annual breakfast sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce to pull together behind the bid.
“As we know, there is a time and a season for all things,” he said. “And when the right time comes, we will focus our full attention and efforts on the success Amazon can enjoy by bringing their second headquarters to Georgia.”