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New York City 16 3.10%
Greater Boston 32 6.20%
Philly 38 7.36%
DC/N. Virginia 50 9.69%
Raleigh/NC Research Triangle 32 6.20%
Austin 48 9.30%
San Francisco/Bay Area/Silicon Valley 13 2.52%
Baltimore 11 2.13%
Toronto 33 6.40%
Pittsburgh 35 6.78%
Chicago 99 19.19%
Atlanta 109 21.12%
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:25 AM
 
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They clearly need to put it near a massive distribution hub or crossroads, or near existing transportation hubs such as around FedEx in Memphis or a UPS hub close to Indianapolis....or a central area like Kansas City. Nashville area or just west to Memphis or West Memphis ....all close to rail, and big time trucking hubs and facilities.....

Its not a warehouse, its a HQ -- they're not going to be shipping from it.

 
Old 10-03-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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They clearly need to put it near a massive distribution hub or crossroads, or near existing transportation hubs such as around FedEx in Memphis or a UPS hub close to Indianapolis....or a central area like Kansas City. Nashville area or just west to Memphis or West Memphis ....all close to rail, and big time trucking hubs and facilities.....
Why? This will be a headquarters facility full of techies and white-collar professionals. It's not going to be a massive distribution or manufacturing plant.
 
Old 10-03-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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Its not a warehouse, its a HQ -- they're not going to be shipping from it.
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Why? This will be a headquarters facility full of techies and white-collar professionals. It's not going to be a massive distribution or manufacturing plant.
Right, they just want a large, educated labor pool, with site access to public transit and a very well connected airport for PEOPLE to fly in and out of.
 
Old 10-03-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Facebook just leased all of the office space at 181 Fremont, which is nearing completion. It's quite a stunning 802' tower. There are luxury condos on the upper floors, the most expensive being a $42 million penthouse. Maybe Zuckerberg will buy it?

https://sf.curbed.com/2017/9/20/1634...t-instagram-sf

Anyhow, Im hearing talk of a regional effort by the Bay Area to land the new HQ. I suppose the logic is why not since the region already has the biggest presence outside of the Puget Sound, with a whopping 30,000 local employees, most of which are developers and managers, from Sunnyvale to SF.

I have little faith it will happen tho. Bay Area cities dont work well together. We just dont. Look at those hideous suburban based olympic bids( laughable).

Id rather have Amazons HQ than the Olympics anyday tho, so we'll see.
 
Old 10-03-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Atlanta suburb Stonecrest, GA has de-annexed 345 acres from it's city limits and named the land 'Amazon'...lol go big or go home.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-...mazon-georgia/
 
Old 10-03-2017, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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RELATED: Any talk of Amazon reducing their presence in HQ1 in Seattle is apparently now proven to be incorrect.

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/amazon...ing-footprint/

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Old 10-03-2017, 05:55 PM
 
Location: The City
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Maybe Amazon can join the soon to be announced apple east in SYs in U City Philadelphia


who knows with any of this but the Drexel grad and VP of Apple is part of the SYs board would be a great boost both jobs and momentum for Philly if it happened


Philly needs the boost as much from a PR standpoint as compared to actual jobs (well could do better at attracting jobs) but would be great for the city and shift an already existing tech industry to a higher profile to compliment its pharma, eds and meds, energy, finance, law and biotech industries that already exist at a higher profile level


excited to the see the first real cure for cancer come out of U City with the Novartis approved Car T ($475K per patient none the less but it cure 60-70% of some cancer patients)
 
Old 10-03-2017, 08:17 PM
 
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RELATED: Any talk of Amazon reducing their presence in HQ1 in Seattle is apparently now proven to be incorrect.

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/amazon...ing-footprint/
They're also building two other towers that will total another 2,000,000 sf, once of which broke ground last month and the other earlier this year. And other local expansions.
 
Old 10-03-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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they need to put it in the real world of shipping, so they don't lose touch with the reality of their business model....otherwise put it out there with the other "techies" in the land of soup and nuts....i.e. the left coast....who cares...really....it's not going to change my life...I think they suck anyway
That's why they have a zillion distribution centers, and yep, even a few in God's Country!
 
Old 10-03-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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That's why they have a zillion distribution centers, and yep, even a few in God's Country!
Yep, Amazon figured out the distribution thing decades ago. HQ'ers have little to do with distribution.
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