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Old Today, 01:17 AM
 
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No, I mean because Jeff Bezos owns it.
Say WHAAAAAAATTTTT???WOW
YEp you are absolutely right about that.Not a word

 
Old Today, 01:25 AM
 
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Moreover, the good people of Georgia handed Mr. Cagle his hat, and the Delta/NRA incident played no small part in that. That matters to Delta a hell of a lot more than Cagle's Bozo posturing.
I am talking more about future relocation's. For the record as I said earlier in another thread,they are not going to move to a even more conservative city especially after the Cagel incident if that indeed that was the reason they by passed Atlanta
 
Old Today, 03:34 AM
 
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I can almost bet that if this happened in Arlington that Nashville gave away even more goodies.Tick Tock.Time will very soon tell.
Nashville only offered $120 Million in incentives.

For 5K jobs with the largest (or close to it) corporation in the world paying an average of $150K, that's a damn good deal. And it doesn't account for the spinoff development Nashville willl see either.

Meanwhile, we have a company who put a gun to our heads over a land sale requesting a "bond purchase" of $600 milllion for a mere 850 jobs.
 
Old Today, 05:11 AM
 
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Nashville only offered $120 Million in incentives.

For 5K jobs with the largest (or close to it) corporation in the world paying an average of $150K, that's a damn good deal. And it doesn't account for the spinoff development Nashville willl see either.

Meanwhile, we have a company who put a gun to our heads over a land sale requesting a "bond purchase" of $600 milllion for a mere 850 jobs.
Typo. I meant to say $102 million.
 
Old Today, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Nashville only offered $120 Million in incentives.

For 5K jobs with the largest (or close to it) corporation in the world paying an average of $150K, that's a damn good deal. And it doesn't account for the spinoff development Nashville willl see either.

Meanwhile, we have a company who put a gun to our heads over a land sale requesting a "bond purchase" of $600 milllion for a mere 850 jobs.
Delete. Double post.

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Old Today, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Nashville only offered $120 Million in incentives.

For 5K jobs with the largest (or close to it) corporation in the world paying an average of $150K, that's a damn good deal. And it doesn't account for the spinoff development Nashville willl see either.

Meanwhile, we have a company who put a gun to our heads over a land sale requesting a "bond purchase" of $600 milllion for a mere 850 jobs.
Good info.

This is a really nice win for Nashville. I'm still wondering why Amazon picked Nashville instead of Atlanta for this "consolation prize." Atlanta seems to tick more boxes, including its much larger talent pool.
 
Old Today, 05:45 AM
 
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Time to close this thread now.
 
Old Today, 06:00 AM
 
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Sounds like Virginia is paying around 600 million with nyc kicking in another 1.5 billion. This is dependent on the # of jobs created and the avg salary of each job. These places are subsidizing Amazon’s payroll lol. Amazon shops around and gets a great deal.

but those areas have functional passenger rail which i think killed Atlanta, then the traffic there with another 40,000 cars heck no!
 
Old Today, 07:10 AM
 
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but those areas have functional passenger rail which i think killed Atlanta, then the traffic there with another 40,000 cars heck no!
There are 3 subways stations near the Gulch
 
Old Today, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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In Georgia’s bid package, the state offered $1.3 billion in Mega Project Tax Credits, which amounted to $5,250 per job for five years. It also offered a $320 million sales tax exemption for construction materials and a $100 million investment for the HQ2 site and development. Another $161 million was offered from the state for an “Amazon Academy of Georgia.” To read the state's Amazon briefing book, click here.

As for the local contribution, incentives totaled more than $87 million, including a $25 million grant.

Some other "big ideas" included millions in perks, such as MARTA adding an Amazon-dedicated car to its system. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport would have offered an exclusive lounge for HQ2 employees with work stations and refreshments. Streets could have be renamed around the HQ2 campus, such as Amazon Lane, Alexa Way, Prime Place and Kindle Road.

And Los Angeles-based CIM Group, which just got approval to redevelop downtown's Gulch, was going to allocate $8 million for HQ2 from Westside TAD bond proceeds if Amazon picked their site.

Amazon was given an interactive map of potential sites. Although Midtown, South Downtown, Old Fourth Ward and the Quarry Yards project on Atlanta’s Westside emerged as the favorites, other sites that were initially showcased included Assembly in Doraville. Outside the Perimeter, the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, the Georgia Aerotropolis Corridor and the Lockheed/Dobbins area were highlighted as opportunities.

A longer list of sites was also submitted (see below), including north Fulton's Northpoint Mall, Bank of America Plaza and Fort McPherson.

The bid package touted Atlanta as a top metro for job growth, and a city with top educational institutions including Georgia Tech and of course the world’s most-traveled airport.

When Amazon executives came to tour Atlanta last March, they started by meeting Gov. Deal and Atlanta Mayor Bottoms at Savannah College of Art and Design in Midtown.

The day included an art experience at the Goat Farm and lunch at West Midtown's JCT. Kitchen. The day featured tours of Midtown and Old Fourth Ward, visits to Ponce City Market and the Atlanta Beltline.

It concluded with arguably the most exclusive and pivotal Atlanta dinner party of the year at Two Urban Licks with the city's technology leaders including Tope Awotona, founder and CEO of Calendly; David Cummings, founder of Atlanta Tech Village; Charles Isbell, Jr., executive associate dean and professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech; Erika James, Dean, Emory University Goizueta Business School; Greg King, vice president economic development, Georgia Tech; Daryl Lu, head of sales and marketing for Burner Rocket; Jamshed Patel, vice president and site leader for Honeywell International Inc.; Kyle Porter, CEO of SalesLoft; Asif Ramji, president and CEO of Paymetric; and Erica Stanley, software engineering manager with SalesLoft.

The second day included Midtown's Empire State South for breakfast, a tour of Quarry Yards and a visit to Porsche’s North American headquarters. It ended with Amazon participating in an "Ask Atlanta" panel featuring Alex Orr, producer of FX Networks; former MARTA leader Keith Parker, now president and CEO of Goodwill of North America; Amanda Rhein, former senior director of TOD and real estate for MARTA; Erika Shields, Atlanta chief of police; Lee Thomas, deputy film commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development; Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, former chief resilience officer for Atlanta; and Brian Tolleson, interim CEO for Center for Civil and Human Rights.
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