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Could Amazon resist the call of Amazon, Georgia?

Amazon HQ bidding war

STONECREST, Ga. - Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality's land and rename it Amazon, Georgia, in the hopes it will spur e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) to locate its second headquarters there.

The Stonecrest City Council voted 4-2 on Monday to de-annex 345 acres of land and to ask the Georgia General Assembly to use it to form the city of Amazon, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

"How could you not want your 21st century headquarters to be located in a city named Amazon?" asked Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary.

Note: The Los Angeles metro, with 32.7 percent of adults have at least a bachelor's degree, fell below the educational cutoff, but it was included on this list due to its size and because its entertainment industry is potentially important to Amazon. Source: U.S. Census/American Community Survey, 2015 estimates

Amazon has said it will spend more than $5 billion to build a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in North America with as many as 50,000 jobs, sparking a bidding war to land the coveted new complex. And one possible location is indeed in or near Atlanta, according to a CBS MoneyWatch analysis.

The Seattle-based company said it's looking at metropolitan areas with populations of more than a million people, which have the potential to attract top technical talent.

Stonecrest officials plan to submit a bid for Amazon's HQ2 by the company's Oct. 19 deadline. Amazon expects to make a decision next year.

Stonecrest is located 20 miles east of Atlanta, and is home to about 53,000 residents. It incorporated as a city this year.