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View Poll Results: Where?
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, 02:25 PM
 
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Waterbury, CT put in a proposal too which is absolutely hilarious. Camden, NJ would be a better choice.
Is it an individual bid or is it along with New Haven? I only ask because it is in the same county.

 
Old 10-19-2017, 02:37 PM
 
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Dallas also has so many more "surface" street options due to its grid pattern. Atlanta, like most cities in the East must contend with lots of natural topographical barriers/obstacles, such as hills, creeks, rivers, etc. Most of the surrounding land near DFW was already farm land 100-150 years ago because it's so flat and the trees were not so large that they couldn't just be mowed down for the ranching that occurred then. Their legacy is the relative ease with which the street grid can be extended to accommodate the growth. Yes, it's sprawled, but the houses are closer to each other than in Eastern cities' suburbs (1/4 acre average). From the air, there is comparatively little 'wasted' land.

And Dallas has what's called Silicon Prairie along US 75 (Central Expwy) running north through Richardson and Plano (and now beyond) that houses big technology companies like TI, Cisco, Att, Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, so many other large companies, dozens of dot coms and other Internet support companies. Plus, the defense industry is huge in the whole DFW area. Place oozes with technology.
In addition to that, there are plans to redevelop the southern portion of Downtown Dallas into a "Smart District."

Developers unveil plans for new 20-acre urban campus in downtown Dallas | WFAA.com
 
Old 10-19-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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Default Maryland's incentive package for Amazon HQ2 measured in the billions of dollars

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To lure Amazon’s proposed second headquarters and its promised 50,000 jobs to the state, Maryland has prepared an incentive package measured in the billions of dollars.

The massive collection of tax breaks and transportation projects for the online retail giant would be spread over at least 10 years, according to three people familiar with the state’s plans.
Maryland's incentive package for Amazon HQ2 measured in the billions of dollars - Baltimore Sun
 
Old 10-19-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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Toronto Region's Official Bid, published online in a 97-page PDF, prepared by Toronto Global, McKinsey, and Deloitte:

Toronto Region Response to Amazon HQ2 RFP

Pretty good read and very well-prepared.
 
Old 10-19-2017, 03:17 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Another advantage Atlanta has are large parcels of undeveloped land within close proximity of heavy rail. That's probably something no other city in the U.S. can offer. And it wouldn't even have to be in the suburbs. There are plots in/near Midtown and Downtown Atlanta where a new facility could be built.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gulch_(Atlanta)

For a suburban site, I think Doraville would be perfect, though a Waffle House would probably have to be sacrificed.
If you count brownfield and surface lots, then Chicago, Cleveland and Newark can offer that. To some extent, so can Philadelphia. Maybe Baltimore, though I'm not very familiar with the city.
 
Old 10-19-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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There are a bunch of proposals from New England cities, but New Hampshire's proposal takes a huge dump on Boston.

“Choose Boston and next year when you leave your tiny $4,000-a-month apartment only to sit in 2 hours of traffic trying to make your way to an overburdened airport, you’ll be wishing you were in New Hampshire,” they wrote.

https://www.boston.com/news/business...ll-over-boston

It doesn't make 100% sense. If you're living in a tiny $4,000 a month apartment, I would hope it would be in Boston. I don't think anybody's paying that to live 2 hours away from Boston.
Nice. If Boston builds that North-South Rail Link, then there's a lot more cheaper places in the area that become easy commutes from each other and also provides a better feeder to the Providence airport as a secondary airport.
 
Old 10-19-2017, 04:21 PM
 
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Obviously DC Website

DC has pitched 4 sites:

1. Waterfront: 16.9 million sq. feet

2. NOMA/Union Station: 12.6 million sq. feet

3. Capitol Hill: 8.1 million sq. feet

4. Shaw/Howard U: 6 million sq. feet
 
Old 10-19-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: The City
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Well Philly pitched three sites it would appear (Wasn't the RFP saying to pitch just one)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWBwDta3Obc



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fww6RPCC6yM



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gipQaVmZvq4



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO0mHx-fU18


Kenney: Philly is in 'Goldilocks zone' for new Amazon HQ | PhillyVoice


And I guess if you include the Camden waterfront that would be 4
http://www.phillyvoice.com/camdens-w...-the-delaware/
 
Old 10-19-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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Obviously DC Website

DC has pitched 4 sites:

1. Waterfront: 16.9 million sq. feet

2. NOMA/Union Station: 12.6 million sq. feet

3. Capitol Hill: 8.1 million sq. feet

4. Shaw/Howard U: 6 million sq. feet
Definitely should go to NoMa - NoMa is the next big up and coming neighborhood in DC. Maybe Waterfront since The Wharf just opened and a lot more people are taking notice to that part of DC.


No to Shaw and absolutely no to Capitol Hill, traffic is already a nightmare over there.
 
Old 10-19-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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Atlanta will be the most logical spot. Its a transportation hub (by car/truck, train, & plane). And has one of the biggest economies and populations in the Southeast.

Seattle in the Northwest and Atlanta in the Southeast.
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