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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

 
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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An interesting tidbit that likely means nothing: Amazon was founded in '94. The Seattle metro, as defined at the time, had a population of 2,033,156 (Tacoma was a seperate metro). Obviously, in roughly a quarter-century, Amazon has helped Seattle nearly double its metropolitan population. If similar effects are foreshadowed by the selected city, the cities closest in size to mid-90s Seattle, in order, are Columbus, Austin, Indianapolis, Newark, and Nashville (add Pittsburgh and delete Newark if you don't consider it a seperate MSA based on its MD)...
This could have major political ramifications as well. If Amazon could have the same economic effect on, say, Columbus or Indy as it has had on Seattle, it would be like dropping a Democratic atom bomb in the heart of the Midwest.

 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Originally Posted by kidphilly View Post
PA and TX both have 2


DC Metro 3
NY Metro 2
Northeast 7 in total
OK.

I just pointed out that there are two Texas cities on the list and that doesn't surprise me.

Personally I think the cost of living and doing business in the NE could be cost prohibitive but I'm pretty sure that Amazon's business development team is very aware of all the economic factors and will make a good economic decision.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Originally Posted by BajanYankee View Post
This could have major political ramifications as well. If Amazon could have the same economic effect on, say, Columbus or Indy as it has had on Seattle, it would be like dropping a Democratic atom bomb in the heart of the Midwest.
Absolutely!
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Originally Posted by fieldm View Post
CEO has a house in DC
He has homes in New York City and Beverly Hills too.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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Originally Posted by kidphilly View Post
all but 5 in the eastern time zone
6 outside the eastern time zone:

Nashville
Chicago
Dallas
Austin
Denver
Los Angeles

I would be shocked if Bezos and his Amazon HQ2 selection team, didn't already know where they were going or wanted to go, at the very least.

His just milking the "dog and pony show" for all it's worth.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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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.
I guess you haven't heard of Silicon Beach (LA)?
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Jeff Bezos is not left wing. He's basically a libertarian.
Jeff Bezos is a Democrat. He has given millions of $ away and nearly all to a democratic candidates.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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I think it will be DC or NYC... if this is purely a marketing ploy why would they list multiple areas for any city? They would have just said DC and NYC and included others like Houston or Charlotte. I know people keep mentioning COL but as long it's comparable to Seattle I don't think it's much of an issue. Also the top notch employees they want to hire are more likely to live where they want and won't have to consider COL as much considering the average salary will be 100K.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: FW, Indiander
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Originally Posted by KathrynAragon View Post
OK.

I just pointed out that there are two Texas cities on the list and that doesn't surprise me.

Personally I think the cost of living and doing business in the NE could be cost prohibitive but I'm pretty sure that Amazon's business development team is very aware of all the economic factors and will make a good economic decision.
On paper it is. But if you get offered a crapload of incentives/tax breaks would you think it'd be cost-prohibitive?
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:19 AM
 
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by cjseliga View Post
6 outside the eastern time zone:

Nashville
Chicago
Dallas
Austin
Denver
Los Angeles

I would be shocked if Bezos and his Amazon HQ2 selection team, didn't already know where they were going or wanted to go, at the very least.

His just milking the "dog and pony show" for all it's worth.


for some reason I thought Nashville was in the EST zone, sorry
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