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Old 10-19-2017, 12:46 PM
 
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Newark's offer of $7 billion in incentives is insane (I think?). Is the next largest number the $400 million from Chula Vista? How do you turn down $6.6 billion in financials?
Have you ever been to Newark? That's how.
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Old 10-19-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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Have you ever been to Newark? That's how.
LOL, when I first arrived in the US a good 25 years ago... that was at EWR. Before I made my way to New Brunswick/ Rutgers, I remember being WOWed by all the skyscrapers and the skyline. Then I found out... it was actually NYC, a different city and state altogether! Only other times I heard of Newark was when they were leading the national crime statistics and mayor Cory Booker being the next Obama.

I wonder where will they get that kind of absurd amount of money?? Sounds similar to the Texas Rangers signing A-Rod for quarter of a billion.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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LOL, when I first arrived in the US a good 25 years ago... that was at EWR. Before I made my way to New Brunswick/ Rutgers, I remember being WOWed by all the skyscrapers and the skyline. Then I found out... it was actually NYC, a different city and state altogether! Only other times I heard of Newark was when they were leading the national crime statistics and mayor Cory Booker being the next Obama.

I wonder where will they get that kind of absurd amount of money?? Sounds similar to the Texas Rangers signing A-Rod for quarter of a billion.
I like Newark more than my joke implies. A good friend is a professor at Seton Hall and loves it and downtown is better/nicer than many might expect. Some of the best eating anywhere is the Portugese food in the Iron Bound district. But like you said many areas are strictly bad news. I’d had a flat one time on Wheeler Point Dr. (Street maybe) in broad day light I saw a guy rig himself and shoot up smack and a couple of minutes later two other guys got into a wicked street fight and lots of other people were just hanging out.

I’m guessing their “deal” is billions of future tax and other breaks and some cash.
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:30 PM
 
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Agree with all of your candidates except one. I have seen SLC mentioned a couple of times and that is just not going to happen.
I think Salt Lake City is a real sleeper here, I really do. And listen, those Mormon folks have gotten reasonably progressive lately and I know that sounds pretty oxymoronic.
Of course SLC has already become a bigtime tech center in recent years and the cost of living there is manageable even with the strong economy they've had in recent years.
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I think Salt Lake City is a real sleeper here, I really do. And listen, those Mormon folks have gotten reasonably progressive lately and I know that sounds pretty oxymoronic.
Of course SLC has already become a bigtime tech center in recent years and the cost of living there is manageable even with the strong economy they've had in recent years.
I'm just not sure if they have a big enough airport. Not sure what the air traffic from SLC is like but daily direct flights to Seattle, NYC, and DC seemed like they were definite requirements for Amazon. The airport thing is also one of the bigger problems for Austin and some other smaller dark horses like Pittsburgh, IMO. And why places like DFW/ATL/CHI may have a leg up since they are hubs for the major airlines. But who knows.
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I'm just not sure if they have a big enough airport.
Maybe not, but it's in the works: Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment.
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Old 10-19-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I liked the DFW video more than I thought I would.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:26 PM
 
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I'm just not sure if they have a big enough airport. Not sure what the air traffic from SLC is like but daily direct flights to Seattle, NYC, and DC seemed like they were definite requirements for Amazon. The airport thing is also one of the bigger problems for Austin and some other smaller dark horses like Pittsburgh, IMO. And why places like DFW/ATL/CHI may have a leg up since they are hubs for the major airlines. But who knows.
It's not bad. After visiting SLC last year, I was wowed. That cost of living + proximity to mountains + decent size city is hard to beat.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:40 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mmJv4jGm7k

Last edited by Alewife; 10-19-2017 at 08:49 PM..
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:05 PM
 
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I don't know why cities are saying how much they're offering. The Dallas Regional Chamber is keeping it under wraps, as they should at this point. Maybe other states have laws requiring the amount be publicized. I dunno.

Today's the deadline for bids, and the chamber has released a video pitch for DFW as part of our bid. I like it! (Note: the link or youtube is currently down.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ2qtQ4OS2k
They did a really good job on the Video.
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