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Old 02-01-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA
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https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-cul...ng-austin/amp/

A bit tongue in cheek, but interesting nontheless

 
Old 02-01-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-cul...ng-austin/amp/

A bit tongue in cheek, but interesting nontheless
I think Atlanta gets Amazon cause it starts with A and the second letter in Atlanta is closer to A than Austinís. Local bias paper.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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It's unfortunate that that campaign has targeted Atlanta, which has very robust protections for members of the LBGTQ community and is one of the gayest cities in the country. I hope Amazon looks past Georgia politics as a whole to see that Atlanta is doing what it can in lieu of the state.
Cities are part of states. This literally comes with the territory. City laws don't mean or impact nearly as much as state laws do.

State residents clearly have done enough to stop the regressive legislature.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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As reported in today's edition of USA Today, here is an interesting very recent development in the Amazon 2nd HQ location sweepstakes:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...es/1082126001/
This doesnít look good for Atlanta. Maybe our loss will encourage us to do better.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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As reported in today's edition of USA Today, here is an interesting very recent development in the Amazon 2nd HQ location sweepstakes:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...es/1082126001/
I'm pretty sure I know who most people in the comments section voted for.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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The article states that Philadelphia and Pittsburgh get a pass because the cities have protection despite Pennsylvania not having them. If they get one, why don't we?
 
Old 02-01-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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The article states that Philadelphia and Pittsburgh get a pass because the cities have protection despite Pennsylvania not having them. If they get one, why don't we?
Selective "enforcement" by the protesters?
 
Old 02-01-2018, 01:12 PM
 
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Well. CoA has an ordinance, right? Thus litigating and protections would be enforceable in the city proper.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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I clicked through and looked at Seattle's data, and there was something interesting in regards to skills that are abundant or scarce in Seattle. Seattle has plenty of tech workers but business skills like accounting, HR, logistics, etc are scarce.

That scarcity has to be part of Amazon's new HQ plan, and that benefits ATL.
We finally made it to 200 pages on this thread! And we're probably not even halfway to a decision being announced.

As much as we've dissected every square mile of the country for suitability for HQ2, I like the assessment above that takes a closer look at the workforce they need. It would be interesting to see the top schools, companies and cities Amazon recruits from since there's no way the majority of their workforce is homegrown.

If most people leaving Atlanta are leaving for jobs in Seattle, then that's quite telling. I can only imagine the relocation/compensation packages Amazon's recruiters have to offer workers to lure them to the cold, rainy Pacific NW from the temperate, totally opposite corner of the country. Why not just plop an HQ in the middle of the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies and poach from those companies? I'm not sure about working for Amazon, but I'm sure interested in what it would do for raising salaries everywhere else in town.

On the school recruitment front, I saw an article in Financial Times where business schools view Amazon more as a home for MBAs than techies the way you think about Apple or Facebook, which may mean that tapping into the pipeline of talent in the region from UGA, Duke, Vanderbilt and Emory may be equally as important as talent from Ga. Tech.

Also, for diversity, Seattle and Atlanta would be polar opposites. I have black friends in Silicon Valley and Seattle, who have interviewed for jobs in Atlanta and are amazed to see offices and tech meetups where they wouldn't be the "one-and-only". There's also a robust Indian population here that overindexes in the tech sector.

Top 20 Schools Represented (Tech is #20): Best Schools To Get A Job At Amazon - Business Insider

Diversity numbers: Amazon

Amazon Now Hiring 1,000 MBAs A Year

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Old 02-01-2018, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Well. CoA has an ordinance, right? Thus litigating and protections would be enforceable in the city proper.
Yes, we have municipal laws that ensure sexuality is a protected class in business transactions.
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