What Georgia thinks about:

Winning Amazon - how far should the state go?

Introducing the Politically Georgia panel: We invited Georgians to weigh in on big questions facing the state. It’s not a scientific sample, but we did our best to get a cross section of folks – they come from across the state and across the political spectrum. Our group of about 50 includes teachers, tech industry workers, retirees, stay-at-home moms and one farmer. Each week we will send a question to the group and compile the responses here. If you have a question you want the group to answer or want to add your voice, drop us a note at Rachel.Taylor@ajc.com

For our first question we asked the panel:

Georgia is one of many states competing to win Amazon’s second headquarters, with its promise of a $5 billion investment and 50,000 high-paying jobs. Should the state give big tax breaks –foregoing property or income taxes for years, as well as other incentives, to lure companies to Georgia? How far should it go to win their business?

Here is what they said: