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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 01-11-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Boston or any city in the Northeast would not surprise me. A couple of my colleagues from Chicago moved to Boston and really like it there so they must be doing something right.

But I also know someone from Boston that moved to Chicago and said he loves Chicago and plans to stay here so who knows...

 
Old 01-11-2018, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Boston or any city in the Northeast would not surprise me. A couple of my colleagues from Chicago moved to Boston and really like it there so they must be doing something right.

But I also know someone from Boston that moved to Chicago and said he loves Chicago and plans to stay here so who knows...
If Amazon only has Seattle and Boston to choose from, they're going to miss out on a lot of STEM grads. Those grads that like warm weather will be heading to Silicon Valley where they can easily get a high paying job.

If Amazon wants to be smart about it, they'll select a sunbelt city with a diverse population and a good airport hub. Atlanta wins.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I saw an Amazon box delivered to Boise today. Must be setting up shop in Idaho!!
 
Old 01-11-2018, 10:29 PM
 
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Did your place flood during Harvey?

mine didnt but about 3 blocks away it did and for dozens on blocks from there all the way to the bayou.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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If Amazon only has Seattle and Boston to choose from, they're going to miss out on a lot of STEM grads. Those grads that like warm weather will be heading to Silicon Valley where they can easily get a high paying job.

If Amazon wants to be smart about it, they'll select a sunbelt city with a diverse population and a good airport hub. Atlanta wins.
There are plenty of grads that don't need a warm weather city. Btw, we prefer to think of Boston as equal parts hot and cold.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There are plenty of grads that don't need a warm weather city. Btw, we prefer to think of Boston as equal parts hot and cold.
As a STEM grad (a long time ago), I got to choose a job from the East or West Coasts. After spending fall, winter, and spring in Pittsburgh and summer in Louisiana, I decided to go for California and milder weather.

The East coast winters did play a factor in my selection. I actually looked at the climate charts for every city I was considering and eliminated cities that I felt would be unbearable for me.

So maybe not all will consider this, but some will. If Amazon doesn't want to "miss out" then they'll consider this as a factor.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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As a STEM grad (a long time ago), I got to choose a job from the East or West Coasts. After spending fall, winter, and spring in Pittsburgh and summer in Louisiana, I decided to go for California and milder weather.

The East coast winters did play a factor in my selection. I actually looked at the climate charts for every city I was considering and eliminated cities that I felt would be unbearable for me.

So maybe not all will consider this, but some will. If Amazon doesn't want to "miss out" then they'll consider this as a factor.
I would say that the weather in Boston sucks for three months. But even then, its not constant suck. It's currently 55 degrees here.

New England along with New York State is in my opinion easily one of the best places in the country to live. We have lakes, mountains and thousands of miles of coastline. All which can be thoroughly enjoyed in all four seasons. In light of the fact that they are currently seeking 1 million sq ft in Boston, which is the equivalent of a 40 story office tower, I'm thinking they agree with that.

Amazon would miss out on something no matter where they choose to go.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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As a STEM grad (a long time ago), I got to choose a job from the East or West Coasts. After spending fall, winter, and spring in Pittsburgh and summer in Louisiana, I decided to go for California and milder weather.

The East coast winters did play a factor in my selection. I actually looked at the climate charts for every city I was considering and eliminated cities that I felt would be unbearable for me.

So maybe not all will consider this, but some will. If Amazon doesn't want to "miss out" then they'll consider this as a factor.
It's not really fair to lump all East Coast cities in the same basket here. There's a world of difference in winter weather between Boston and the likes of DC, Baltimore, and even Philly.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Atlanta traffic will be lovely if they land Amazon. Super glad Nashville is not in the running.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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Atlanta traffic will be lovely if they land Amazon. Super glad Nashville is not in the running.
Nashville submitted a bid; therefore, y'all are in the running.
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