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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%
Voters: 516. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-15-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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Mostly from the disgruntled homers that have been getting flustered at others not considering their city. I can only imagine the discourse once their cities are actually not picked.

Almost without fail you can tell what city a poster is from based on the overwhelming confidence they have about what city will be chosen.
The best is the various "inside info" that apparently 5 cities now are getting the HQ2.

 
Old 11-15-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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The best is the various "inside info" that apparently 5 cities now are getting the HQ2.
Maybe Amazon will pull the ole' "Coke" ad fiasco from the 1980's and just pull back and say Seattle was the best choice all along, and double down there. I wouldn't be surprised.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Brookline
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One of the reasons Pittsburgh is always immediately cut from the short lists is a lack of a daily non-stop flight to Seattle.


Just announced today, Alaska Air will be starting daily non-stop between Pittsburgh and Seattle in Sept 2018.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Canada landing Amazon is about the odds of two hat-tricks in an NHL game.
Whether you think a Canadian city will {or even should} get the headquarters is completely irrelevant and not the point I was making. Amazon {not Canadians} said that they wanted an NA headquarters and that headquarters could be either in the US or Canada and last time I checked Canada was part of NA so to not even use them in comparing potential sites is immature at best and offensive at worse.

Whether you think Canadian cities are completely superior in all ways or conversely think Canada is the cesspool of humanity, it is irresponsible and incredibly poor journalism to not compare all cities in a comparison and not just the one's you are not lazy enough to compare.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Don't know if anyone else noticed this but four Mexican states also submitted bids for Amazon HQ2 as well.

Oh and I wouldn't take the betting odds by Paddy Powers seriously at all, I mean, afterall, they do have Melbourne, Australia and Dublin, Ireland in the Top 20 to land HQ2. Those places aren't even on the North American continent, didn't even submit bids, and aren't under consideration. So in other words, those betting odds are trash.

See for yourself:

Where will Amazon build their Second Headquarters? Betting from Paddy Power

It is expected that on December 1st that Amazon releases a shortlist of cities that they'll be considering for HQ2. Frankly this whole HQ2 thing has become a bore to me, they announce on September 7th that they want a second headquarters and the next 4 months is just people writing college terminus papers on why their little city is the best pick. It's a bore really. This will be my last post in this thread, I'm unplugging myself from this discussion for a while, until they release a shortlist and then again after that until they make their decision.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: The City
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That may make the thread less boring
 
Old 11-15-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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Originally Posted by mjlo View Post
Mostly from the disgruntled homers that have been getting flustered at others not considering their city. I can only imagine the discourse once their cities are actually not picked.

Almost without fail you can tell what city a poster is from based on the overwhelming confidence they have about what city will be chosen.
I know Amazon is not going to do this, but wouldn't it be hilarious and classic trolling that when they announce the "winner", they ranked all 238 cities from first to last in their HQ2 sweepstakes. I could only imagine the bickering and second guessing that would bring to C-D and other message boards!
 
Old 11-15-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Sure, but were specifically talking about Amazon and companies of that caliber.

I'm not saying they won't go, no one knows but I wouldn't rank them the top of the list, primarily for the reasons listed.
So Mercedes-Benz, Porsche & UPS among others are not of their caliber?
 
Old 11-15-2017, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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This was posted about 400 posts back, but if you missed it, here is the NY Times prognostication.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...arters-be.html
 
Old 11-15-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I know Amazon is not going to do this, but wouldn't it be hilarious and classic trolling that when they announce the "winner", they ranked all 238 cities from first to last in their HQ2 sweepstakes. I could only imagine the bickering and second guessing that would bring to C-D and other message boards!
Right, and they release that list on a website with 1 city per page, and a bunch of ads that resemble “next” buttons. They’ll pay for HQ2 from ad revenue alone!
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