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Old 09-07-2017, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Have anyone been to Seattle lately? See the " vibrancy" Amazon created. The city has sometimes 730-830pm freeway jams now! Lovely! 700k for a house if you're lucky to get in at that bargain price. Mean spirited drivers and people everywhere all in a rush, not only on business weekdays but weekends and nights and mornings- its a enormous rat race now . Go ahead and beg your mayor to land them, many people in Seattle will only feel pity for what you bought. Its fools gold, for the quality of life loss.
Dude....Seattle has been a major west coast city since the 1800's. I don't think Amazon is breaking it.

 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:05 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't think it will be LA either but I think LA is by far the strongest candidate in the western US. It exceeds pretty much every requirement they put forth. People will make snarky comments about transit of course, but if we're using Seattle as a baseline LA is light years beyond that. Also, having their HQ offices right where they already film most of their Amazon Studios stuff (like every pilot from the first round was filmed and set in LA) has to be looking good to them.
LA has a lot going against it, mainly business climate, and maybe transit/accessibility but that's a pretty good point about tv/film production. It would be a good location to expand into that industry.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Austin, Texas. Almost a done deal, but not finalized. (IMO). Disclosure: This has not been confirmed by anyone at Amazon. Please take this as a rumor for now.

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Old 09-08-2017, 12:17 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Austin, Texas. Almost a done deal, but not finalized. (IMO).
Lol, how unoriginal and stereotypical. Lot of tech companies relocate to Austin from the Bay Area for the lower COL and better business climate too. I thought they wanted good public transit...
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I was wondering how this news is being received in Seattle and I sense cautious optimism...this is a rather strange move. A 2nd HQ? Co-equal to its current hq? Why do that? Strange.

Anyhow, Seattle leaders also find it strange.

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Originally Posted by Seattle Times
...Itís unclear why Amazon chose the unusual move of labeling the expansion a second headquarters, rather than a satellite office.

Companies frequently manage engineering or research and development hubs from a remote headquarters, as Boeing has done since the airplane maker moved its executive staff to Chicago in 2001. Running a company from two co-equal corporate and research and development hubs, however, is rare.

Amazon didnít make executives available to discuss their rationale, and declined to comment beyond the early morning press release announcing the move...

...The universal reaction to the announcement was surprise.

Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess learned about Amazonís plans early Thursday in the form of a news alert on his phone. ďI thought, ĎUh oh. Whatís that mean?íĒ...
Amazon plans to build second,
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Since they're in uncharted territory as a brand and business organization, I don't see this as strange at all.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Also it could be anywhere.

After Tesla picked Reno over TX to build it's $5 billion gigafactory, I stopped presuming to understand the logic behind tech expansions.

LOL
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:26 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Also it could be anywhere.

After Tesla picked Reno over TX to build it's $5 billion gigafactory, I stopped presuming to understand the logic behind tech expansions.

LOL
Did Tesla ask to be wined and dined the way Amazon is asking to be right now? No sarcasm.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:27 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Indy, the crossroads of America sounds like a good spot. Some shipping and delivery companies are based here also
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Did Tesla ask to be wined and dined the way Amazon is asking to be right now? No sarcasm.
Yup its all about tax breaks, free land etc.
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