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Old 10-21-2017, 03:20 PM
 
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I believe that if Alabama is to push a city, it should be Huntsville. It is a highly educated city with some of the top scientist and technical geniuses in the country if that would be a plus. But, the area is in an ideal location and has lots of pluses. I don't think that Birmingham would be a bad choice, but I seriously don't think it has a chance. Western liberals won't want to go to Alabama due to their stereotyping, etc. I believe that a negative effect from HB2 is a myth. I think that Charlotte has an advantage of practically all of the cities that in the top ten, i.e. transportation opportunities, room, education facilities and work force, and a favorable cost of living, but the biggest plus is our geographical location. This is just my opinion and means nothing. I can only hope that those in charge think the same way. But, to be honest, I believe that Charlotte should focus on other possibilities. Such a large addition brings lots of negatives. I think that Charlotte's (or any other place) sports aren't a big factor.
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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I believe that if Alabama is to push a city, it should be Huntsville
I don't get it. Amazon included general requirements in the RFP. Some of it is ambiguous, but some aren't like being a metro of a million+

Birmingham is the only metro in AL to meet that basic requirement. However, it doesn't mean that the city meets the other requirements... or be close enough to be considered etc.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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I think Amazon will select a bigger metro area like Boston or suburban DC in Virginia. NC likely wont pony up enough money for incentives.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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I don't get it. Amazon included general requirements in the RFP. Some of it is ambiguous, but some aren't like being a metro of a million+

Birmingham is the only metro in AL to meet that basic requirement. However, it doesn't mean that the city meets the other requirements... or be close enough to be considered etc.
Neither Austin nor Charlotte have the 1 million population that was earlier mentioned as a requirement. Birmingham falls well below that figure. If Alabama were looking for the ideal spot, Huntsville would be better in my opinion due to it's location, talent pool, cost of living, and general advantages. I don't think it will be a consideration. Just my opinion.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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Neither Austin nor Charlotte have the 1 million population that was earlier mentioned as a requirement. Birmingham falls well below that figure. If Alabama were looking for the ideal spot, Huntsville would be better in my opinion due to it's location, talent pool, cost of living, and general advantages. I don't think it will be a consideration. Just my opinion.
Charlotte and Austin are both well over 1 million in the metro. They will measure population by metropolitan statistical area, not city limits. Otherwise Jacksonville, FL looks more populous than Boston, San Francisco, or Atlanta - hence the metro measurement will be used.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Neither Austin nor Charlotte have the 1 million population that was earlier mentioned as a requirement. Birmingham falls well below that figure. If Alabama were looking for the ideal spot, Huntsville would be better in my opinion due to it's location, talent pool, cost of living, and general advantages. I don't think it will be a consideration. Just my opinion.
The population requirement is a metro of at least 1 million people. Please explain why you don't think that Charlotte qualifies on that requirement.
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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Neither Austin nor Charlotte have the 1 million population that was earlier mentioned as a requirement.
You're the first one on here that I read, who thought the 1 million minimum population meant city and not metro area?

If that were the case, Bezos would have just let New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, and San Jose bid, since they are the only cities, currently in the US with at least 1 million people.

He meant metro area with at least 1 million people!
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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You're the first one on here that I read, who thought the 1 million minimum population meant city and not metro area?

If that were the case, Bezos would have just let New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, and San Jose bid, since they are the only cities, currently in the US with at least 1 million people.

He meant metro area with at least 1 million people!
Everything that I saw on this spelled out metro. Good grief the state of Delaware applied for the chunk of the state in the Philadelphia metro.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: NOT in the Land of lollipops & unicorns...I live in reality.
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[quote=GoPhils;49761145]I don't think Amazon cares if they're "edgy"...just qualified
The edginess comment is from The New York Times article 09/09/17 and we truly don't have a lot to offer younger, educated people as far as culture here. In another 10 years...maybe, but as gender phobic and homophobic as NC/SC are still are, in general, I do NOT see Amazon or any others coming our way for long.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: NOT in the Land of lollipops & unicorns...I live in reality.
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It's got good information, but Charlotteisprime.com looks like it was made by a high school senior.
Maybe the Mayor could sing Amazon the new City Song she wasted time on....THAT might get them....NOT!
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