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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 10-19-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Rochester?
I think itís a long shot, but itís not absurd. Obviously itís on the smaller end of cities in the size cut-off and it doesnít have a very large profile, but itís an older city with good bones which an outsized employer like Amazon can flesh out as they see fit. Itís that potential malleability. extremely low cost of living plus the very large number of well-ranked schools nearby that make it seem reasonable.

 
Old 10-19-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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I think Phoenix would be a good option
 
Old 10-19-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The Governor of CA has put together an incentive package that any of the cities in CA that's putting together a proposal can attach to their submission to Amazon.

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Gov. Jerry Brown is offering tax breaks and other incentives worth hundreds of millions of dollars should Amazon choose the Golden State as the site of its second home.

ďThe Golden State is home to the best universities and research institutions in the world, a uniquely qualified and talented workforce and the most dynamic combination of innovation and investment on the planet,Ē Brown said in an Oct. 11 letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. ď Ö Put simply: there is no better place for a business like yours to continue to grow."
Not a terribly sexy offer and certainly not the $7 billion giveaway that NJ has put out there. Just perusing the list of incentives, most of the items appear to be related to streamlining the zoning and building process which actually is big in CA.

Gov. Brown pledges hundreds of millions in incentives for Amazon HQ2 in California
 
Old 10-19-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: 352
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Hopefully whatever city lands Amazon 1. doesn't give away everything but the sink, and 2. the city immediately beings efforts to make sure what happened in Seattle doesn't happen in their city, mainly in terms of affordable housing and traffic.

One point that many have ignored or forgotten is that Seattle's environment helped mold Amazon as much as Amazon helped mold Seattle. It's not one sided. Whatever city wins is likely not going to replicate Seattle to the tee.

Gotta make sure this land will benefit everyone in town, and not just Amazon corporate and the employees that'll be making a cool $100K.
 
Old 10-19-2017, 12:35 PM
 
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I think Phoenix would be a good option
Agreed. I wonder if they're in the top 5? Do they have a mass transit system?
 
Old 10-19-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Center City
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One point that many have ignored or forgotten is that Seattle's environment helped mold Amazon as much as Amazon helped mold Seattle. It's not one sided. Whatever city wins is likely not going to replicate Seattle to the tee.
And thatís a positive. Itís not like Seattle has a corner on all the best innovation. In addition, not everyone cares to live in the PNW.
 
Old 10-19-2017, 12:47 PM
 
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I think it’s a long shot, but it’s not absurd. Obviously it’s on the smaller end of cities in the size cut-off and it doesn’t have a very large profile, but it’s an older city with good bones which an outsized employer like Amazon can flesh out as they see fit. It’s that potential malleability. extremely low cost of living plus the very large number of well-ranked schools nearby that make it seem reasonable.
This just dropped: Rochester and Buffalo submit joint Amazon bid | Innovation Trail

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Old 10-19-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The Governor of CA has put together an incentive package that any of the cities in CA that's putting together a proposal can attach to their submission to Amazon.



Not a terribly sexy offer and certainly not the $7 billion giveaway that NJ has put out there. Just perusing the list of incentives, most of the items appear to be related to streamlining the zoning and building process which actually is big in CA.

Gov. Brown pledges hundreds of millions in incentives for Amazon HQ2 in California
I couldn't see why Amazon would want to have two headquarters on the West Coast.

I haven't paid much attention to this story, but Atlanta seems to be a logical choice for a company whose business model is based on transporting goods across the country as cheaply and quickly as possible. Amazon would have access to a large airport and cheap land and it would never, ever have to even think about unions. The state of Georgia also seems to have no problem giving big business whatever goodies they desire in order to crush interstate competition, hence the booming film industry in the state.

My guess would be Atlanta but I wouldn't be surprised if some other low COL/right to work metro in the South ends up getting it.
 
Old 10-19-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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So is Austinís, DCís and Dallasí.

Whatís your point?
Not as bad as Atlanta's.



Below is an article that has Austin winning, but also has Rochester 5th.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/19/winn...-and-cons.html
 
Old 10-19-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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More from NY State: Amazon HQ2: Four NY bids, no word on tax breaks
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