U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
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%
Voters: 516. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 10-23-2017, 03:05 PM
 
114 posts, read 79,990 times
Reputation: 81

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Facts Kill Rhetoric View Post
In bold and underlined are important tidbits. Everything else can just simply be glossed over.
I would replace Pittsburgh with Denver. How is Ottawa, LA, Halifax on this list over Denver? I think Denver is on the top 5

 
Old 10-23-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
32,327 posts, read 55,131,075 times
Reputation: 15392
Quote:
Originally Posted by Facts Kill Rhetoric View Post
In bold and underlined are important tidbits. Everything else can just simply be glossed over.
Quite frankly I dont see how Austin tops Chicago( such STUNNING proposals and $2.5B in incentives) if we look at Amazon's own criteria. At all.
 
Old 10-23-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
1,446 posts, read 710,806 times
Reputation: 1803
They should put it in Detroit.
 
Old 10-23-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
6,015 posts, read 6,362,170 times
Reputation: 8281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Facts Kill Rhetoric View Post
The Chicago bid is too awesome, the supertall tower in it is spectacular. Just the kind of building the city needs to put a remarkable 21st Century stamp on its skyline (Chicago's skyline looks aged to me, especially compared to the Persian Gulf cities and Asia-Pacific cities).

The site is called Lincoln Yards:

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zhyy...70119841.0.png

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3DvP...9.26.17_AM.png

Appears to be the city's new tallest if Chicago is chosen and Amazon selects that site and goes forward with carrying out the city's developmental plans (lots of "ifs" to it).

However, betting odds have Atlanta and Austin comfortably leading the field for the places that are "most likely" to get HQ2 according to betters outside of North America:

https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/m...png&w=700&q=85

You can read more about it here: Amazon Second Headquarters: Atlanta Early Favorite for HQ2

This is also a good video on Bloomberg:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J_GdHqxos
Chicago's skyline will look much more modern once the Vista, 1000m, and One Grant Park are complete. But yeah, the Thompson Center supertall would be transformative.
 
Old 10-23-2017, 05:36 PM
 
3,215 posts, read 1,543,956 times
Reputation: 2332
Chicago's FORMER Bid of 10-sights to Amazon ..... 9 ringing or in downtown Chicago and one the former McDonald suburban HQ's that is being replaced and currently under construction in Chicago just west of downtown.
Pictures of sight renderings being offered.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/10/2...amazon-hq2-bid

The city of Chicago portal official Mayor and Governor announcement.

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/e...nHQ2Sites.html

The next step is Amazon's shortlist from all bids and ultimately the decision next year.
 
Old 10-23-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
5,655 posts, read 8,659,576 times
Reputation: 6768
Chicago because:

- Our rapidly growing talent pool (now #1 educated of big cities)

- Our central transportation hub

- Our proximity to superb midwestern tech/engineering universities - Illinois, Northwestern, UChicago, UIC, IIT, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Purdue (btw I believe Purdue had one of the first fully automated Amazon bookstores)

- The influence of the Pritzker family and their govt. connections on this process

Fingers crossed.
 
Old 10-23-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Brookline
2,666 posts, read 2,033,901 times
Reputation: 3216
Anyone have any insight on why some cities proposals are so public while others are saying they signed confidentiality agreements? Perhaps the agreements are with local developers rather than with Amazon, but seems strange how some have managed to be released while others are kept under wraps.
 
Old 10-23-2017, 07:52 PM
 
1,593 posts, read 831,682 times
Reputation: 1216
Quote:
Originally Posted by PghYinzer View Post
Anyone have any insight on why some cities proposals are so public while others are saying they signed confidentiality agreements? Perhaps the agreements are with local developers rather than with Amazon, but seems strange how some have managed to be released while others are kept under wraps.
This is just one guess, a city might have put an Amazon proposal on land it doesn't really control all of, and an existing company looks at the proposal and says "if Amazon is going where our company is, where are we going to be"
 
Old 10-23-2017, 09:35 PM
 
1,194 posts, read 585,574 times
Reputation: 938
https://www.geekwire.com/2017/united...t-growing-now/


Outside of metro Seattle with 60,000 employees and California with 30,000 employees, Texas is 3rd with 20,000, then no other state comes close. Also Bezos has his Space X facility in Texas and actually has family ties (grandparents and Music Legend George Strait is a cousin) to Texas.
 
Old 10-23-2017, 09:53 PM
 
4,478 posts, read 2,661,399 times
Reputation: 4083
California and Texas must be mostly warehouse employees. Someone on CD was claiming they had a big tech operation in California but the giant campus they claimed seemed to be one midsized building.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top