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Old Yesterday, 07:57 PM
 
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GE disses Boston. Amazon disses NYC. Not a good period for the Northeast & corp hq moves.
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM
 
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GE disses Boston. Amazon disses NYC. Not a good period for the Northeast & corp hq moves.
GE did not diss Boston. They realized they could no longer afford the massive building the previous company management planned. Remember they only took 200 jobs from Connecticut when they moved there. The other 600 jobs were moved to Norwalk. Hard to justify a massive building with only 250 employees. Jay
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Old Yesterday, 09:13 PM
 
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GE disses Boston. Amazon disses NYC. Not a good period for the Northeast & corp hq moves.
More like NYC dissed Amazon and Amazon said if you aren't going to worship the ground we walk on, we're staying home. NYC already has plenty of jobs and they need more gentrification like a hole in the head.
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 PM
 
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Amazon stopped growth in Seattle cause they were being vilified for putting them on the map.
Realized that NYC was turning into Seattle East. No thank you, been there, done that.
Major blow to Nyc, and hence Ct.
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Old Yesterday, 10:11 PM
 
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Amazon stopped growth in Seattle cause they were being vilified for putting them on the map.
Realized that NYC was turning into Seattle East. No thank you, been there, done that.
Major blow to Nyc, and hence Ct.
Don't know about putting them on the map. Microsoft put them on the map if anyone did. But they were more of a major city than, say, Hartford in the first place.
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Old Yesterday, 11:12 PM
 
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Amazon has most definitely not stopped itís growth in Seattle. Iím out there every month or two and they still have a number of buildings going up in Belltown. And like another poster said, MSFT put Seattle on the map well before Amazon came on the scene.

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Amazon stopped growth in Seattle cause they were being vilified for putting them on the map.
Realized that NYC was turning into Seattle East. No thank you, been there, done that.
Major blow to Nyc, and hence Ct.
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Old Today, 05:52 AM
 
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It was the right move for a struggling company. You don’t build a gold plated ivory tower when the company is struggling.

The split 2nd HQ for Amazon never made sense to me. It makes more sense to put it all in NOVA. It’s already going to have the Seattle vs DC problem with communication. Adding a 3rd major decision making center just makes that problem worse.
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Old Today, 06:45 AM
 
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GE disses Boston. Amazon disses NYC. Not a good period for the Northeast & corp hq moves.
As noted by others, GE didn't diss Boston. They are still a Fortune 20 company and their HQ is in Boston. Further, they are repaying $87 million to the state.

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It was the right move for a struggling company. You donít build a gold plated ivory tower when the company is struggling.

The split 2nd HQ for Amazon never made sense to me. It makes more sense to put it all in NOVA. Itís already going to have the Seattle vs DC problem with communication. Adding a 3rd major decision making center just makes that problem worse.
I wonder if they did the 3 way announcement expecting something to go wrong with one of them. Let's all keep in mind that Amazon isn't going to stop growing - they announced they will now expand in current locations including NYC.
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Old Today, 08:39 AM
 
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I feel that people are forgetting Amazon already employs ~5,000 workes in the NYC area. Sure they might not be building a huge east coast campus, but Amazon will still be growing in NYC.
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Old Today, 08:39 AM
 
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Please stick to the topic of the OP which is GE and what has happened to it since it left Connecticut. JayCT, Moderator
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