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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, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Well none of the dark horse Buffalo, Cleveland, or Detroit people on here anymore!

 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:54 AM
 
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Itís looking like they really want to go with DC
Itís not that they REALLY want DC, but rather DC is a shortlist metro from which they received THREE proposals. Theyíre evaluating not just each city, but each individual proposal.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:56 AM
 
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Itís looking like they really want to go with DC
The CEO also has a house in DC. It may not go to DC but I wouldn't be surprised if it went to Montgomery County, MD or NoVa.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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Yes, this is the proposal short list, not the "city" short list. It just happens that most cities have one proposal and some have different states where one proposal wasn't going to happen.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Not too many surprises here. Of these, I hope Pittsburgh gets it. Itís a city that was built to be much more populous that it already is and is on the lower cost of living side among the short listónot the lowest, but nowhere near the top. Itíd have to compete for tech talent with all the other major tech companies who have set up camp in the city, but thatís also because its universities especially CMU pump out a lot of talent. Iíd hope a Pittsburgh location eventually comes with better local and regional rail service.

NYC definitely doesnít need this though, so Iím hoping itís not chosen.
I second this. I think Pittsburgh would be a good choice though I think Atlanta has a better chance of being selected.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I wonder if they're going to publicly whittle down the list more? That is to say, is this just a list of "semi-finalists" and are they going to come out later in the year with a list of 5-10. Seems like it might be a good idea for Amazon from a PR perspective.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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It’s not that they REALLY want DC, but rather DC is a shortlist metro from which they received THREE proposals. They’re evaluating not just each city, but each individual proposal.
Most cities had their suburbs also entering bids and alot of suburban areas also entered seperate bids.. DC just happened to be the only areas where it's suburbs bids made it to the shortlist along with Newark.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I wonder if they're going to publicly whittle down the list more? That is to say, is this just a list of "semi-finalists" and are they going to come out later in the year with a list of 5-10. Seems like it might be a good idea for Amazon from a PR perspective.
They are going to milk this for all it's worth for sure.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:07 AM
 
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Most cities had their suburbs also entering bids.. DC just happened to have all of its areas bids make the shortlist.
Prince Georges County didn't make the short list and it submitted a bid.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Prince Georges County didn't make the short list and it submitted a bid.
That surprised me. For all the flack tech firms receive these days for not having a diverse enough workforce you'd think a mecca of black professionals like Prince George's County would be preferable in suburban DC to lily-white (and Asian) NoVA and MoCo.
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