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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 11-05-2017, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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U of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana is ranked 5th in the country, for their Computer Science program. I knew a lot of those graduates in the city, and in the Naperville area. Many, many are staying.
Additionally, Chicago is the Midwestern Mecca for Big10 graduates, so I think any notion that Chicago doesn’t have talented, young people is definitely incorrect. Downtown through the Northside is teeming with young college grads, from Michigan to Minnesota and every state in between.

 
Old 11-05-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Additionally, Chicago is the Midwestern Mecca for Big10 graduates, so I think any notion that Chicago doesn’t have talented, young people is definitely incorrect. Downtown through the Northside is teeming with young college grads, from Michigan to Minnesota and every state in between.
Without a doubt. Lots of intellectual capital there.
 
Old 11-05-2017, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Additionally, Chicago is the Midwestern Mecca for Big10 graduates, so I think any notion that Chicago doesn’t have talented, young people is definitely incorrect. Downtown through the Northside is teeming with young college grads, from Michigan to Minnesota and every state in between.
Yes. I stand corrected on this. I never had any intention of downgrading midwestern tech talent. Sometimes this thought process can be clouded by the west coast dominance in tech companies. But talent comes from all areas, creating growth in tech areas.

A lot of tech talent is also International and many move to the US from places such as India, China, and other major countries hoping to better themselves. IMO, this is a huge benefit to the US, and I welcome them.

As this relates to Amazon...well, big-time.
 
Old 11-05-2017, 11:17 PM
 
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Education is much more widespread than actual tech clusters. Many cities are net exporters of tech grads to the major tech centers.

The winner of this sweepstakes will be one of the net importers, possibly many times over.
 
Old 11-05-2017, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Education is much more widespread than actual tech clusters. Many cities are net exporters of tech grads to the major tech centers.

The winner of this sweepstakes will be one of the net importers, possibly many times over.
Yes, this is the bottom line. Individual cities don't necessarily have these tech grads in their area, but would need to be attractive to these potential employees. Seattle won in this department, and now the next city will need to win as well.

So this is becoming much more simple. Where do the tech performers want to live?

Austin, Dallas, DC/NoVa, perhaps Atlanta.

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Old 11-06-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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^^^I said this same thing somewhere weeks ago... It's simply, where do the brightest and most creative, tech-savvy millennials want to move, and stay 10 years or more.

The city HAS to be, or make itself millennial-friendly. Whatever those characteristics are, the cities have to figure those out.
 
Old 11-06-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Yes, this is the bottom line. Individual cities don't necessarily have these tech grads in their area, but would need to be attractive to these potential employees. Seattle won in this department, and now the next city will need to win as well.

So this is becoming much more simple. Where do the tech performers want to live?

Austin, Dallas, DC/NoVa, perhaps Atlanta.
To me, most of the tech guys prefer the coasts, but again, people will go anywhere for money.
 
Old 11-06-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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Since Amazon launched the contest September 7, the Twitter handle has tweeted about or retweeted four locations in relation to its headquarters search: Dallas, Washington D.C., Colorado and, today, Massachusetts.
 
Old 11-06-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Since Amazon launched the contest September 7, the Twitter handle has tweeted about or retweeted four locations in relation to its headquarters search: Dallas, Washington D.C., Colorado and, today, Massachusetts.
I'd say those are all top contenders so no surprise...
 
Old 11-06-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Since Amazon launched the contest September 7, the Twitter handle has tweeted about or retweeted four locations in relation to its headquarters search: Dallas, Washington D.C., Colorado and, today, Massachusetts.
What Twitter handle? I don't see any of that.
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