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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 01-18-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Looks like most of the usual suspects are there, the DC metroplex got 3 locals in the top 20:
I found that interesting as well. It looks like the DC metro is getting some heavy scrutiny.

 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Biggest shock on the short list is Indianapolis. Out of the 20 semi-finalists I'm guessing they have the least likelihood of getting HQ2.

It does look like Amazon really wants to have a second site in the eastern half of the U.S. if it's feasible Only four semi-finalists are west of the Mississippi, and only one is on the West Coast.

They also seem to really want to consider DC as an option, given DC is the only metro listed three times (separately for DC, Montgomery County, and Northern Virginia). Arguably they're giving NYC two shots at it due to Newark also being on the list. Every other city just gets one chance.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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No Charlotte but Raleigh. No Houston but Dallas


Ready to see the fight in the Charlotte and Houston forum about their competitor being on the list and not them lol
Oh I'm ready for the North Carolina board to be filled with passive aggressive Charlotte developments posts and pictures and dismissals of both Amazon and Raleigh.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The list doesn’t really surprise me; it’s literally just a list of (mostly) the biggest cities across the country.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Oh I'm ready for the North Carolina board to be filled with passive aggressive Charlotte developments posts and pictures and dismissals of both Amazon and Raleigh.
That will totally be a thing. Pass the popcorn.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:44 AM
 
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I found that interesting as well. It looks like the DC metro is getting some heavy scrutiny.
CEO has a house in DC
 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:44 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Wow!!! Atlanta, Nashville and Philly my 3 Favorites are all on the list for Finalist of Amazon.... No Charlotte, interesting... Amazon narrows list of cities for new headquarters to 20
 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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The list doesnít really surprise me; itís literally just a list of (mostly) the biggest cities across the country.
There are some big exceptions though. No Houston or Phoenix for example.

Thinking about it more, I'm wondering if Miami and LA were included mostly in an attempt to "geographically balance" the list. They're not known for having a deep talent pool in these areas.

If Indy was added to try to balance the list/provide more Midwest candidates, I'm really shocked that Minneapolis didn't get into the list.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:47 AM
 
Location: USA
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CEO has a house in DC
That's because the CEO OWNS the Washington Post, and wants to be another George Soros. He is a far left political string puller, but that doesn't mean he wants his business to be accountable, so he will locate it for business, not political reasons.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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