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Old 09-08-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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Texas also has its own electric grid.
Yes, i know, this does give Texas somewhat of an advantage along with Dallas over the east coast in particular
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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According to the WaPo article:



Would Amazon or other major tech employer build a massive second headquarters in a red state that is vigorously anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT, and anti-woman's rights? Where social services are so miserable that Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate not just in the U.S., but in the developed world? Maybe, but I think they'll vote with their values.
That hasn't stopped them from setting up a huge presence at the Domain.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That hasn't stopped them from setting up a huge presence at the Domain.
That isn't exactly 'huge'. And the recent atmosphere of polarized 'left' vs. 'right' has made some decisions more complicated. Not that it will necessarily be a factor in the end, but I almost guarantee that there will be more discussion about it than there would have been a few years ago...
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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here social services are so miserable that Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate not just in the U.S., but in the developed world?
Fortunately for Amazon, they'd be setting up in Austin or Dallas, and not in the average location in Texas. It's not like that study found a blanket uniform rate across the whole state, and medical care in Austin, Dallas, and Houston is still top notch.

(also we're still beating Mexico. Take that, OCED)
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:33 PM
 
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I hope they dont build here. Got enough price gouging as is, and housing market is limited. They will just push the less skill people out of their apts for the rich ones that is willing to pay their price. You can count on a spike in everything if they come here. This isnt S.F. and they want to turn this town in to one.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:47 PM
 
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I hope they dont build here. Got enough price gouging as is, and housing market is limited. They will just push the less skill people out of their apts for the rich ones that is willing to pay their price. You can count on a spike in everything if they come here. This isnt S.F. and they want to turn this town in to one.
Agreed. The middle class has already gotten royally screwed. And this would just be one more nail on that coffin
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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Agreed. The middle class has already gotten royally screwed. And this would just be one more nail on that coffin
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I hope they dont build here. Got enough price gouging as is, and housing market is limited. They will just push the less skill people out of their apts for the rich ones that is willing to pay their price. You can count on a spike in everything if they come here. This isnt S.F. and they want to turn this town in to one.
Coming from two relatively new transplants. The irony is rich.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I think they're targeting Canada (Vancouver or Toronto). I mean why else would they say North America and not United States.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:32 PM
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Location: Ohio
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If quick access to the airport is a criteria, then that means somewhere along 130.
The criteria mentions "international" airport, as well as access to "rail and subway" service. If they're strict about that, no Texas city pushes all of those buttons.
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:12 PM
 
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The criteria mentions "international" airport, as well as access to "rail and subway" service. If they're strict about that, no Texas city pushes all of those buttons.
No it doesn't.

It states "
Direct access to rail, train, subway/metro, bus routes"


No AND and no explicit preference listed between modes.
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