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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 12-07-2017, 01:04 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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I don't think the number of colleges makes much difference but rather the size of the schools and their specialities that would be relevant to Amazon. Greater Toronto only has 4 full universities but one is monstrous U of T with 82,000 FULL-TIME grad/undergrad students.

I think it's safe to say that all the major contenders have good schools that Amazon would find enticing.I still say it's a battle between Chicago, Washington, Toronto, Philly, Boston, and Atlanta with Montreal, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Charlotte, and Dallas as potentials. Note I didn't say Denver as it has many good attributes but I don't think Amazon wants another Western city nor one in a Mountain time-zone. Frankly I would be surprised if Amazon even goes for a Central time-zone city

 
Old 12-07-2017, 06:15 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I don't think the number of colleges makes much difference but rather the size of the schools and their specialities that would be relevant to Amazon. Greater Toronto only has 4 full universities but one is monstrous U of T with 82,000 FULL-TIME grad/undergrad students.

I think it's safe to say that all the major contenders have good schools that Amazon would find enticing.I still say it's a battle between Chicago, Washington, Toronto, Philly, Boston, and Atlanta with Montreal, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Charlotte, and Dallas as potentials. Note I didn't say Denver as it has many good attributes but I don't think Amazon wants another Western city nor one in a Mountain time-zone. Frankly I would be surprised if Amazon even goes for a Central time-zone city
Well done, moo.
 
Old 12-07-2017, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Yet another prediction ranking from Inc., though it only includes 6 top cities. It seems these prediction articles are finally becoming exhausted. This one seems more qualitative than quantitative, but another perspective nonetheless:

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Inc. culled data from a number of sources -- betting sites, shipping experts, investors, and people familiar with Amazon, among others -- to come up with the following list of top contenders, ranked (more or less) in order of likelihood.
1. Atlanta
2. Chicago
3. Austin
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. D.C.

https://www.inc.com/zoe-henry/6-citi...dquarters.html
 
Old 12-07-2017, 07:37 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Yet another prediction ranking from Inc., though it only includes 6 top cities. It seems these prediction articles are finally becoming exhausted. This one seems more qualitative than quantitative, but another perspective nonetheless:



1. Atlanta
2. Chicago
3. Austin
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. D.C.

https://www.inc.com/zoe-henry/6-citi...dquarters.html
TO be honest, this one does seem the most realistic and analytically sound one Iíve read.
 
Old 12-08-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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Yet another prediction ranking from Inc., though it only includes 6 top cities. It seems these prediction articles are finally becoming exhausted. This one seems more qualitative than quantitative, but another perspective nonetheless:



1. Atlanta
2. Chicago
3. Austin
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. D.C.

https://www.inc.com/zoe-henry/6-citi...dquarters.html
I could pretty much see these top 6 cities in just about any order.
 
Old 12-08-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Yet another prediction ranking from Inc., though it only includes 6 top cities. It seems these prediction articles are finally becoming exhausted. This one seems more qualitative than quantitative, but another perspective nonetheless:



1. Atlanta
2. Chicago
3. Austin
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. D.C.

https://www.inc.com/zoe-henry/6-citi...dquarters.html
I believe, it will be one of these 6 or Denver. Just my opinion.

I think every metro on your list is at least double Austin's population.
 
Old 12-08-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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A good analysis but again I don't know if they looked into just American cities or not.
 
Old 12-09-2017, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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HQ2 ain’t going International. In no way, shape or form does Bezos want Amazon involved in the political firestorm that would create.
 
Old 12-09-2017, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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hq2 ainít going international. In no way, shape or form does bezos want amazon involved in the political firestorm that would create.
+1.
 
Old 12-09-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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^^ +2
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