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New York City 16 3.10%
Greater Boston 32 6.20%
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DC/N. Virginia 50 9.69%
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Austin 48 9.30%
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Not surprising. Bezos is a bit of an ego-maniac. He likes when people are talking about him and his company.
Yeah, this entire competition is a zero-sum game honestly.

This competition is a race to the bottom. New Jersey proposed $5 Billion in tax incentives. That doesn't make Chris Christie look smart at all. It does the exact opposite, it makes him look even more pathetic than he already is. His state needs that level of commitment (both financially and in effort) for other things like public schools, transit, infrastructural upgrades, basic services for those that live there. Not Amazon's HQ2.

I'll get a lot of pushback for this, I'm sure, but the cities that really win this competition in my opinion will be the cities (and states frankly) that don't get Amazon's HQ2.

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Old 10-04-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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https://chicago.curbed.com/chicago-d...cago-locations

Chicago is going all in, just seems like the best fit imo for what Amazon is looking for.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 04:25 PM
 
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https://chicago.curbed.com/chicago-d...cago-locations

Chicago is going all in, just seems like the best fit imo for what Amazon is looking for.
Not singling you out, but your post showcases the theme of this long thread. I think every homer thinks their city is the best fit. Even the ones not saying so
 
Old 10-04-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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no but suggested would be one of the two I listed


I would guess DFW as Austin seems to small and a crappy airport for direct flights
I think that can be fixed. Smaller airports are easier to get through.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Not singling you out, but your post showcases the theme of this long thread. I think every homer thinks their city is the best fit. Even the ones not saying so
The ones from Chicago might be right though.

Also, a lot of people here in Minneapolis don't want this thing. If you go to some other forums you will see tons of people from this city who don't want Amazon to come here.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Yeah, this entire competition is a zero-sum game honestly.

This competition is a race to the bottom. New Jersey proposed $5 Billion in tax incentives. That doesn't make Chris Christie look smart at all. It does the exact opposite, it makes him look even more pathetic than he already is. His state needs that level of commitment (both financially and in effort) for other things like public schools, transit, infrastructural upgrades, basic services for those that live there. Not Amazon's HQ2.

I'll get a lot of pushback for this, I'm sure, but the cities that really win this competition in my opinion will be the cities (and states frankly) that don't get Amazon's HQ2.
The 5 billion isn't lost revenue though. If Amazon doesn't come, they would never have gotten it anyway.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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Not singling you out, but your post showcases the theme of this long thread. I think every homer thinks their city is the best fit. Even the ones not saying so
I know it sounds like I'm being biased but honestly I don't really care of Chicago lands Amazon, don't get me wrong it would be good for the city I think in the long run, but Chicago is doing really well when it comes to corporate business, and honestly from what I have read about Amazon's requirements, Chicago couldn't fit the bill any better.

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Old 10-04-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Not singling you out, but your post showcases the theme of this long thread. I think every homer thinks their city is the best fit. Even the ones not saying so [/QUOTE

I know it sounds like I'm being biased but honestly I don't really care of Chicago lands Amazon, don't get me wrong it would be good for the city I think in the long run, but Chicago is doing really well when it comes to corporate business, and honestly from what I have read about Amazon's requirements, Chicago couldn't fit the bill any better.
I'm sure it's on the short list.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I think that can be fixed. Smaller airports are easier to get through.
Austin actually built a brand new airport that opened in 1999. It was specifically built to allow for future growth.

http://www.businessinsider.com/austi...-streak-2016-3

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Old 10-04-2017, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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More on Seattle's re-boot with Amazon:

https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...st-skyscraper/
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