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Old Today, 05:41 AM
 
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Those jobs are typically high turnover crappy low pay and super high labor jobs.
$15 an hour minimum. Not fantastic pay but better than many.
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Great news. I was long wondering why Amazon wont expand its logistics here since we are the hub of logistics.
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Old Today, 06:33 AM
 
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Great news. I was long wondering why Amazon wont expand its logistics here since we are the hub of logistics.
THE hub!? How is that? Compared to Chicago or a big seaport city like Houston or L.A.? And with only a single Airport? The whole state of Georgia has 5 fulfillment centers. DFW alone has 10.
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Old Today, 07:23 AM
 
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Great news. I was long wondering why Amazon wont expand its logistics here since we are the hub of logistics.
There is a minute problem. There are other cities in the Southeast that are just as logistically strong on the distribution front. Amazon knows this, thus they locate these large distribution centers throughout the region rather just in Metro Atlanta.
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Old Today, 07:59 AM
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THE hub!? How is that? Compared to Chicago or a big seaport city like Houston or L.A.? And with only a single Airport? The whole state of Georgia has 5 fulfillment centers. DFW alone has 10.
Well let me rephrase it. We are competing in the southeast. A product stored in the LA or Chicago will take long time to be shipped to the southeast.

With UPS, Delta, and now Northfork, we are uniquely positioned. There are some merits for the logistic giants to pick us.


No expert on this topic but I guess we are at the foot of the Appalachian, which makes states above us hard to travel. Additionally, we are relatively immune from Hurricanes.

We are also on the backbone of IT infrastructure.
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Old Today, 08:43 AM
 
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The whole state of Georgia has 5 fulfillment centers. DFW alone has 10.
Nobody cares.
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Old Today, 08:44 AM
 
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It should have probably gone to the southside of the core metro.
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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
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Well let me rephrase it. We are competing in the southeast. A product stored in the LA or Chicago will take long time to be shipped to the southeast.

With UPS, Delta, and now Northfork, we are uniquely positioned. There are some merits for the logistic giants to pick us.


No expert on this topic but I guess we are at the foot of the Appalachian, which makes states above us hard to travel. Additionally, we are relatively immune from Hurricanes.

We are also on the backbone of IT infrastructure.
I would gladly take all of Amazon's IT & data centers for the area.
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Old Today, 08:56 AM
 
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There is a minute problem. There are other cities in the Southeast that are just as logistically strong on the distribution front. Amazon knows this, thus they locate these large distribution centers throughout the region rather just in Metro Atlanta.
I don't think the poster was suggesting that Amazon should only expand or located in the Atlanta metro. Rather they were probably wondering why Amazon hasn't expanded further in the Atlanta metro to- date given Atlanta's status as a logistics hub.
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Old Today, 09:05 AM
 
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I would gladly take all of Amazon's IT & data centers for the area.
Agreed.
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