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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%
Voters: 516. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-12-2018, 09:01 AM
 
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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.
Ironically, there is some speculation that Rochester may still be in the game: https://chiefexecutive.net/cities-in...mazons-new-hq/

Buffalo-Rochester bid video: https://www.lohud.com/videos/news/20...bid/106797018/

I think what makes them a sleeper is close proximity to major Northeast, Midwestern and Canadian markets, while having a slightly below to average cost of living. Public transportation may be an issue, but could be improved as well.

It also has a higher educational attainment than people may realize and may fit socially. There are other major colleges/universities to pull some good STEM talent from nearby as well(Cornell, Syracuse U., U of Buffalo, RIT, U of Rochester, SUNY Genesee, Binghamton U., etc.).

Given that it is a joint bid, the 2 metros have about 2.2 million people between them, with Canada’s 9 million person Golden Horseshoe just across the Niagara River and the Bos-Wash Corridor only about 5 hours by car/less by plane nearby as well.

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Old 01-12-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta traffic will be lovely if they land Amazon. Super glad Nashville is not in the running.
Yet Nashville is emulating Atlanta in every possible way. And your traffic is already horrendous for a metro of under 2 million.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 09:43 AM
 
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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...
Lotsa love between Boston and Chicago.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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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.
That's 3 months too long.

The weather in Seattle is better than Boston in virtually all seasons. In the winter Seattle is usually in the 40's and 40's (currently 51 this morning). If you want snow the mountains aren't that far away. In the summer Seattle has no humidity and very sunny and mild summers. I don't see how anyone would pick Boston over Seattle.

Now if you compare say Atlanta to Seattle the results are different. I could imagine someone that wants warmer weather most of the year to choose Atlanta. Just saying. A person that prefers cooler weather still has Seattle as an option.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Southern Alberta Canada.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 05:52 PM
 
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Yet Nashville is emulating Atlanta in every possible way. And your traffic is already horrendous for a metro of under 2 million.
Lol
 
Old 01-12-2018, 07:02 PM
 
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There are going to be a lot of disappointed prognosticators, from the looks of this thread.
 
Old 01-12-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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Boston’s bid videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dksw...&feature=share


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9F7...&feature=share

More: https://www.freep.com/story/money/bu...eos/783900001/

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Amazon to build massive distribution centre at Balzac next year | Calgary Herald
 
Old 01-12-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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From Tampa-St. Pete:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC9b...&feature=share
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