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Old 09-07-2017, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Just read Amazon's RFP and this stood out to me:

Travel time to an international airport with daily direct flights to Seattle, New York, San Francisco/Bay Area, and
Washington, D.C. is also an important consideration.


Interesting.

 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: East Side, Indianapolis
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Originally Posted by 18Montclair View Post
Just read Amazon's RFP and this stood out to me:

Travel time to an international airport with daily direct flights to Seattle, New York, San Francisco/Bay Area, and
Washington, D.C. is also an important consideration.


Interesting.
Any airport with gate space in the US could add that service in 5 minutes. Not a factor.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:44 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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The twin cities have to be a player in this. They check a lot of the boxes.
The biggest limitations are the tight labor market and the fact that Minnesota doesn't like to throw out big subsidies to businesses (because it doesn't need to).
 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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IDK, but maybe Hurricane Harvey and Irma will scare Amazon from investing in the south?
 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Any airport with gate space in the US could add that service in 5 minutes. Not a factor.
I certainly wish it were that easy but usually airlines' determine expansion of service, not cities or airports'.

Good luck to all cities tho.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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This is going to go somewhere with the following qualities:
-growing population
-relatively young/diverse demographics
-strong educational/tech background
-strong distribution capabilities
-lower business costs
-cheap land
 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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I would love this more than anything. But can Dan Gilbert share the spotlight?
He's been working to try and get anyone he can convince down there. He's planning TONs of new space and I don't think the plan is for him to fill it himself.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 05:59 PM
 
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I still don't really get the point. What departments are at a 2nd headquarters?

That said I'd still want it in my city.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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I certainly wish it were that easy but usually airlines' determine expansion of service, not cities or airports'.

Good luck to all cities tho.
This is true, but the airlines would jump to add that service to whichever city Amazon selected.
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