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Old 01-01-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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There are rumors in the Twin Cities that Amazon may be looking to buy Target. If that were being planned, it may push Minneapolis up a few spots in the HQ2 sweepstakes.

 
Old 01-01-2018, 08:50 PM
 
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There are rumors in the Twin Cities that Amazon may be looking to buy Target. If that were being planned, it may push Minneapolis up a few spots in the HQ2 sweepstakes.
It would still depend on what Amazon wants the HQ2 to be. Is it just so Amazon and the Euro market overlap a little bit? Is it for going into a new area like robotics? Do we know what the HQ2 is? Couldn't they just manage Target's sales, business functions and marketing from Seattle? or couldn't Target just still be a stand alone based in Minneapolis?
 
Old 01-01-2018, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It would still depend on what Amazon wants the HQ2 to be. Is it just so Amazon and the Euro market overlap a little bit? Is it for going into a new area like robotics? Do we know what the HQ2 is? Couldn't they just manage Target's sales, business functions and marketing from Seattle? or couldn't Target just still be a stand alone based in Minneapolis?
Target employs around 15,000 people in its various Twin Cities corporate offices. I doubt they would move those jobs to Seattle if they are already having trouble recruiting there. Beyond that, there is the question of whether such a purchase would be pushing Amazon into anti-trust territory.
 
Old 01-02-2018, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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There are rumors in the Twin Cities that Amazon may be looking to buy Target. If that were being planned, it may push Minneapolis up a few spots in the HQ2 sweepstakes.

I certainly hope not. Target is an admirable company and has always innovated nicely. They have there own thing going on and I for one would like to see them stay that way.
 
Old 01-02-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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If I was Amazon and was making the pick and wanted a US location I would definitely say Boston. Great schools, urbanity, walkability, transit, educated workforce, low crime, and a liberal and creative environment. It's only downfall maybe it's high wages but it basically has everything Amazon wants in spades. NYC has these attributes as well but I just don't think Amazon is interested in NYC.

Of course it also comes down to good old fashion corporate welfare and which city is going to stick their ass in the air for Bezos. Interestingly, Toronto didn't offer up one nickel of government money except special assistance for worker training. This is the way it should be done instead of this legalized bribery to a monstrous corporation that is already swimming in money and power.

Whatever city ends up winning I really hope that it was not one of the ones that are giving away their first born to land the headquarters but that's probably wishful thinking. Corporation decry the social welfare net but when it comes to welfare for their individual companies they are the first pigs at the trough.
Too crowded here. While I kinda would like them to chose Boston, I don't want my QOL to go down due to another 10 to 20,000 cars jamming up our inadequate infrastructure.

I think they should choose ATL. It seems there's room down there to grow. Besides, Amazon already has a sizable presence here.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/...-boston-office
 
Old 01-03-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It's going to be Atlanta or Austin.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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It's going to be Atlanta or Austin.
LOL! Did you look at the lame list presented by Paddy Power this morning?
 
Old 01-03-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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LOL! Did you look at the lame list presented by Paddy Power this morning?
How'd you guess?
 
Old 01-04-2018, 12:19 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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I certainly hope not. Target is an admirable company and has always innovated nicely. They have there own thing going on and I for one would like to see them stay that way.
Clearly you didn't here about Target's fiasco when trying to enter the Canadian market 3 years ago. They were taking over the Zellers chain discount dept stores. It was a huge expansion with nearly 50 new stores to enter the Canadian market and it was a failure of cataclysmic proportions. The stocks weren't shelved in time for openings, prices were mismatched, they didn't properly staff their stores, some stores weren't open when they were suppose to be, and used American retail standards of service which don't vibe with Canadian norms in retailing.............they were they laughing stock of the country. Every single store was closed within a year and they have never tried to return.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 12:21 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Miin/St.Paul is one of the cities I would say has an outside chance but I certainly wouldn't place it as a core contender.
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