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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 12-10-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Bezos will probably choose Toronto because he hates Trump and his divisive politics!

 
Old 12-10-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles-Houston-DFW
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Bezos will probably choose Toronto because he hates Trump and his divisive politics!
Nah plus it's a two way street with the divisive politics thing.
 
Old 12-14-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Super longshot Jacksonville revealed the pitch video that was part of its bid. I actually think it's pretty decent. Although the sketches and renderings they used are a bit, umm, of a stretch. The way they imagined it HQ2 pretty much triples the size of the urban core lol. Which I guess it would do if it came here, so it's probably just funny cause I cant imagine it actually coming.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmsTkC8jIQI
 
Old 12-14-2017, 11:00 PM
 
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Super longshot Jacksonville revealed the pitch video that was part of its bid. I actually think it's pretty decent. Although the sketches and renderings they used are a bit, umm, of a stretch. The way they imagined it HQ2 pretty much triples the size of the urban core lol. Which I guess it would do if it came here, so it's probably just funny cause I cant imagine it actually coming.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmsTkC8jIQI
Good video actually, but it's listed under the comedy section of YouTube for whatever reason.
Maybe the Jags winning the Superbowl would do the trick.
 
Old 12-15-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Super longshot Jacksonville revealed the pitch video that was part of its bid. I actually think it's pretty decent. Although the sketches and renderings they used are a bit, umm, of a stretch. The way they imagined it HQ2 pretty much triples the size of the urban core lol. Which I guess it would do if it came here, so it's probably just funny cause I cant imagine it actually coming.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmsTkC8jIQI
Probably a longshot but at least they tried.
 
Old 12-15-2017, 10:51 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Probably a longshot but at least they tried.
It could actually be amazing.
 
Old 12-15-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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It could actually be amazing.
Absolutely. But to be fair that would be true anywhere. There is no where that Amazon wouldn't be able to completely integrate with and transform their HQ2 location in a significant way.

Jax's advantage without question is the low cost and incredibly blank slate (SEE empty acreage) in and around downtown. Amazon can probably do whatever it wants. And the autonomous vehicles on their own ROW is pretty cool too and is actually part of the transit authority's next phase plans. So that's not made up or out of the blue, though it remains to be seen how realistic it is and how successful it would be.

Jax's disadvantages are numerous and quite obvious.
 
Old 12-17-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Jax's advantage without question is the low cost and incredibly blank slate (SEE empty acreage) in and around downtown.
Jacksonville is rather unique to other aspirants in this; adding to that is the fact they would have a (IMO beautiful) riverside location.
Jacksonville's location is one of its most underutilized assets.
 
Old 12-17-2017, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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2018 is right around the corner so we should have the answer soon...
 
Old 12-17-2017, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Bezos will probably choose Toronto because he hates Trump and his divisive politics!
Amazon is not having a second headquarters outside the US while Trump is in office. If they announce somewhere outside the US Bezos might as well have the press conference on the WH lawn and then drop his pants and take a dump. Because that’s what he’d be doing in trumps eyes.
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