A week ago, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he didn’t think Amazon had made a final determination, but “we are not going to have our hearts broken if they decide to go somewhere else.”
Amazon generated enormous attention with its very public call out last year for cities interested in landing the project. Atlanta made the company's short list of top 20 cities still in the running in January.
The project was coveted for its potential to boost local economies, even as it raised worries that growth of that magnitude would overwhelm communities with traffic, higher housing prices and gentrification. There also were concerns about pressure to offer Amazon enormous financial incentives.