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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 01-10-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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Before Harvey I would have agreed with you due to the connection that Bezos has with Houston.Since Harvey I do not think any company that is not oil would want to be located here.
I think you are falling too much into the Harvey hype. The area I'm referring to wasn't touched by floodwaters at all. Houston will be fine. You can't escape Mother Nature.

 
Old 01-10-2018, 08:39 PM
 
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Actually, you are in the right State. But the city remains to be determined.
You're referring to Austin?
 
Old 01-10-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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I think you are falling too much into the Harvey hype. The area I'm referring to wasn't touched by floodwaters at all. Houston will be fine. You can't escape Mother Nature.
I know that that specific lot you are referring to was not touched but just down the street in braeswood was along with many areas just around there such as bellaire. Even if the lot that Amazon is located in does not flood that does not mean that some of their thousands of their employees would not be affected.

I do agree that you cannot escape mother nature but Houston is extremely susceptible to mother nature. more so than most cities in the country (the ones I have lived in atleast)
 
Old 01-11-2018, 02:10 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Keep in mind they said Metro area not actual city.

I'm thinking Detroit, Cincinnati, Nashville, Hartford, and Philly.

Reason being is many of those have the space, the costs and the access to other markets. If costs were not a factor we would see this being pushed in NYC. I see more of a midwest or eastern path on this and staying in the USA.

It can't be in SF because they just don't have space let alone the price. Boston? The traffic alone and the fact that the MBTA is in a financial control board would have this yanked.
Well if Amazon's "need to have list" was genuine then Nashville, Cincinnati, and Detroit don't have a hope in hell and neither does Durham/Raleigh, Memphis, Columbus, Austin, Indy amongst many others because they have incredibly poor transit and completely car dominated.

If I had to guess 2 cities that may not be considered top contenders but may surprise us it would be Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Both have good urbanity, airports, solid downtowns, and quite good transit and Cleveland having it's Red Line subway going right downtown from the airport is a big plus. Both have excellent schools, are on the Eastern time zone, and are cities where Bezos could really make his mark which is important with a man like Bezos who has an industrial size ego.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 06:45 AM
 
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Well if Amazon's "need to have list" was genuine then Nashville, Cincinnati, and Detroit don't have a hope in hell and neither does Durham/Raleigh, Memphis, Columbus, Austin, Indy amongst many others because they have incredibly poor transit and completely car dominated.

If I had to guess 2 cities that may not be considered top contenders but may surprise us it would be Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Both have good urbanity, airports, solid downtowns, and quite good transit and Cleveland having it's Red Line subway going right downtown from the airport is a big plus. Both have excellent schools, are on the Eastern time zone, and are cities where Bezos could really make his mark which is important with a man like Bezos who has an industrial size ego.
If Bezos is looking to really make his mark on a city that has most of what's needed to land HQ2, I don't think it gets any better than Baltimore myself with Newark coming in second.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 07:06 AM
 
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If Bezos is looking to really make his mark on a city that has most of what's needed to land HQ2, I don't think it gets any better than Baltimore myself with Newark coming in second.
I've been saying Baltimore would be such an awesome choice! Low COL and can pull from the Northeast talent pull.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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I've been saying Baltimore would be such an awesome choice! Low COL and can pull from the Northeast talent pull.
Absolutely.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I think Atlanta is a major contender but I don't think it will go there. I still think it's a battle between Boston, Toronto, Philly, Washington, and Chicago.
Amazon is currently looking for 1 million sq feet in Boston. This is 1/8 of the total square footage they were looking for for the 2nd HQ. Maybe they will be breaking up this 2nd HQ into multiple locations instead.

It could also be completely unrelated.

https://www.boston.com/news/business...feet-in-boston
 
Old 01-11-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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Amazon is currently looking for 1 million sq feet in Boston. This is 1/8 of the total square footage they were looking for for the 2nd HQ. Maybe they will be breaking up this 2nd HQ into multiple locations instead.

It could also be completely unrelated.

https://www.boston.com/news/business...feet-in-boston
The story said it is an unrelated move.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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No zoning was a factor in some ways but the location is just really prone to flooding due to the crazy amount of rain that falls on the area even without hurricanes. I am personally leaving Houston the end of this year and one of the factors is that I am not comfortable purchasing a home here knowing that flooding is always gonna be a factor since we have had 3 major floods in just over the last 2 years including Harvey. Since I do not have family in Houston keeping me in the area I have no real reason to stay in the area and dealing with flooding issues perpetually.
Did your place flood during Harvey?
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