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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 11-20-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: The City
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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/thes...dquarters.html

Throwing more fuel on this fire....

apparently PHL and Pittsburgh are the same bid on this analysis

 
Old 11-20-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/thes...dquarters.html

Throwing more fuel on this fire....
This is by far the worst ranking I've ever seen.

How in the world does Greensboro-High Point score the same as Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham? And how does Atlanta get a lower score than the NC metros partly because "Georgia can be stingy when it comes to incentives"? Apparently whoever wrote this confused the two states.

Lumping all metros in the same state together makes absolutely no sense.

You've just gotta call BS on any ranking that assigns a higher grade to friggin' HICKORY than Newark, NYC, Chicago, Philly, and Pittsburgh.
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/thes...dquarters.html

Throwing more fuel on this fire....
So I'm a huge fan of Raleigh and I think NC is beautiful. However I think that the area is simply too small for something like 50,000 workers + their families. I don't think even Charlotte could handle that. I think it makes far more sense to go to a very large metro which is why I prefer something like Atlanta or Chicago. I'm open to being surprised because he wouldn't put out this massive free-for-all unless he was willing to consider something different.

However Atlanta still ranks near the top, which once again illustrates that Atlanta really is the strong contender.
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Amazon reps spotted at Finkl site in Chicago. Doesn’t surprise me they’re interested in this particular site’s proposal. It screams Amazon.

Of course, this doesn’t mean much, if true. They are doing their due diligence. But it DOES prove they are taking Chicago’s bid seriously.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/11/2...ds-finkl-steel
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Screw the methodological approach, I'm just gonna throw a guess out there because everyone else is.

DC.
 
Old 11-21-2017, 06:23 AM
 
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Screw the methodological approach, I'm just gonna throw a guess out there because everyone else is.

DC.
But DC isn't a random guess; it's a top contender based on Amazon's criteria, even if you didn't take a methodological approach.
 
Old 11-21-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Amazon reps spotted at Finkl site in Chicago. Doesn’t surprise me they’re interested in this particular site’s proposal. It screams Amazon.

Of course, this doesn’t mean much, if true. They are doing their due diligence. But it DOES prove they are taking Chicago’s bid seriously.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/11/2...ds-finkl-steel
They'll be visiting all of the top contenders over the next couple of months. They've made no secret of this.
 
Old 11-21-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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Amazon reps spotted at Finkl site in Chicago. Doesn’t surprise me they’re interested in this particular site’s proposal. It screams Amazon.

Of course, this doesn’t mean much, if true. They are doing their due diligence. But it DOES prove they are taking Chicago’s bid seriously.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/11/2...ds-finkl-steel
I heard this too. I agree that Amazon is doing their due diligence, and they should with all leading contenders, but I have to agree with you that the Finkl site in Chicago is more than prime when compared to other offerings in other cities, and it does scream Amazon. This would be a prime location in a large world class city close to public transportation.
 
Old 11-22-2017, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I heard this too. I agree that Amazon is doing their due diligence, and they should with all leading contenders, but I have to agree with you that the Finkl site in Chicago is more than prime when compared to other offerings in other cities, and it does scream Amazon. This would be a prime location in a large world class city close to public transportation.
Not necessarily. Atlanta has several prime sites literally on top of public transportation, offering a 15 to 20 minute ride to the World's busiest Airport. Chicago simply can't match that with the slow Blue Line to O'Hare.

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/10/2...ta-perfect-fit

No city has this in the bag - yet.
 
Old 11-23-2017, 06:05 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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That MSNBC rating starts from a incorrect statement that "Amazon intends to build a second $5 billion headquarters in the US" which is patently false. Amazon said no such thing but rather it said North America which includes Canada {not Mexico as I believe Amazon stated it wanted a 2nd headquarters for NA which includes Mexico but also stated it welcomes bids from both Canada and the US and did not mention Mexico}. This is akin to the CBC coming out and saying Amazon intend to build a second headquarters in Canada which would be equally false.

Where do they get these "journalists" and don't they proof read their reports before airing them?
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