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New York City 16 3.10%
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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Prince Georges County didn't make the short list and it submitted a bid.
Well.. PG was never a top contender for the area.. none the less it's impressive that 2 suburban areas made the list from the DC area along with DC.

 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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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.
Nova and Moco are very diverse in their own right. Being Black heavy isn't the only meaning of "diverse".
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Well.. PG was never a top contender for the area.. none the less it's impressive that 2 suburban areas made the list from the DC area along with DC.
Did you actually view the bids? Otherwise there's absolutely no way you could know that.

You were factually incorrect and that's the only thing I was pointing out.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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Did you actually view the bids? Otherwise there's absolutely no way you could know that.

You were factually incorrect and that's the only thing I was pointing out.
That's correct. PG didn't make it so not all of the DC suburbs made it as I had stated.

I'm just being blunt though with PGs original potential against it's peers.. looking at current situations, where companies already chose to be based in the area and where the talent pool for the DC area lives in the more likely candidates are Moco and Nova.. you can keep your politically correct blinders on. And looking at who made the shortlist clearly PG had the weaker story.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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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.
NOVA is about 50% non-white. MOCO is around 55% non-white. PG is 40% non-black. Technically both NOVA and MOCO are more diverse than PG.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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Itís looking like they really want to go with DC
It would seem it's the DC region's to lose and given Bezos connection to the DC area most likely in the long run. I was rooting for an underdog like Detroit however...
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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It would seem it's the DC region's to lose and given Bezos connection to the DC area most likely in the long run. I was rooting for an underdog like Detroit however...
I was rooting for Baltimore. An underdog story wouldve been fun to reflect on years later.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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There is a fallacy in thinking here. DC had 3 bids due to unique reasons (states). Every bid has several locations to offer (or they should). If they were separate bids, that might be reflected here.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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Just posing a question, did the DC area get 3 in the last 20 and NY area get 2 in the last 20 because its dealing with different state (or DC) governments in VA, DC, MD and NY, NJ.

Basically I live in Boston so I'll use this as an example. Is Cambridge/Somerville group eliminated and only Boston still alive or does Amazon just have "Boston" in the top 20 but both pitches are still viable?
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:26 AM
 
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IMO,
Amazon Web Services + Federal contracts = Northern Virginia.
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