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Old 09-07-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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Atlanta vs. Miami?
Wouldnt rule out Raleigh and Nashville, even with the desire for transit. If theyre trying to relocate south, youre just not going to find that. I dont think Amazon will get everything on their wishlist anyway, at least not right now. Though we're just assuming theyre wanting the southeast. They could very well go to Denver or Pittsburgh or something.

 
Old 09-07-2017, 10:51 AM
 
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The tech talent aspect may or may not be a consideration. While I'm sure it's preferred, but to what extent?

This is a unique get - this is field of dreams scenario. Build that HQ and talent will come.

It seems like an eastern location would make sense to balance the west coast - why go only as far as Dallas?

Atlanta will surely be considered. Boston will be too. I think that DC will be in the mix, along with Charlotte.
Dark horse cities will be Pittsburgh (COL coupled with amenities and tech) and already mentioned Cincy (or somewhere else in OH due to low COL/cost coupled with decent amenities in any of Ohio's "3 C's").

This will be costly for the "winner" city and state.
I just read where a "strong university system" is a requirement, so that would knock Charlotte out of the running as well as some other cities. Dallas doesn't have what I'd consider to be an especially strong university system either, but that certainly hasn't been a hindrance for them in corporate relocations. I think it bodes well for Atlanta though, especially if Amazon values diversity.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 10:53 AM
 
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I don't know why anyone would assume the Southeast. Again, there are likely cities in the Southeast, but there are good options up and down the Eastern U.S.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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What about the old GM plant site in Doraville?
Damn. That would be perfect
 
Old 09-07-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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I just read where a "strong university system" is a requirement, so that would knock Charlotte out of the running as well as some other cities. Dallas doesn't have what I'd consider to be an especially strong university system either, but that certainly hasn't been a hindrance for them in corporate relocations. I think it bodes well for Atlanta though, especially if Amazon values diversity.
Well, maybe, but then again Charlotte isn't far from UNC and NC State, Duke and others, at least far as recruiting goes. Sure, having grads in the city is a plus of course.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Damn. That would be perfect
Yea... I Totally forgot about the GM Plant...

Q: Is the GM site a "Brown" Field?, or has it been cleared back to "Semi-GreenField" Status so Georgia/Amazon would not spend next 5 years or so remediation?
 
Old 09-07-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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No other city has the combination of having...

- The busiest airport with the most flights. They can leave Atlanta at 10am and be in Seattle at 11am Seattle time for a meeting (this rules out most cities)

- Transportation hub is here

-Ga Tech is here plus other great schools

- Cheaper COL

- Decent weather with no MAJOR natural disasters

Etc
 
Old 09-07-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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What does that even mean?

Atlanta should definitely be near the top of the list. It will be interesting to see the ridiculous bidding war between states/cities now that this news has been released.
As in a city where they already have an established presence

Amazon's presence in Boston and NY are greater than that of any city in the Sunbelt. That's why I said them moving there would be the likely scenario because the connections/industry is already in place.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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Money talks. Time will tell.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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Money talks. Time will tell.
Im trademarking Atlantazon. It's legally mine folks.
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