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New York City 16 3.10%
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DC/N. Virginia 50 9.69%
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Austin 48 9.30%
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Why was Miami was chosen for finalists look at proposal

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Old 01-18-2018, 09:52 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Some quick observations--

*Houston left off the list. As was Charlotte, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Tampa.

*Toronto is fascinating because of NAFTA future issues. But maybe that was the point of choosing a Canadian city?

*There are 3 representations for the DC area on the list. A strong nod to DC's chances of landing it.

*Newark a big surprise, as is Raleigh, beating out Charlotte.

*Nashville a surprise somewhat, due to lack of public transportation.


Hopefully they'll narrow it down to 10 finalists in the next month or so....
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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It's pretty amazing how DC's suburbs pull such weight on their own.
It's because there are 2 states + the district, same reason NYC and NNJ have different proposals because there is a material difference between those places while Boston vs Newton? Not so much
 
Old 01-18-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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*There are 3 representations for the DC area on the list. A strong nod to DC's chances of landing it
Once again, they had separate bids because of state politics.

Every metro had several locations in their bid. If they had been separate, you might see 2 Dallas locations, or Atlanta or Chicago etc.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Some quick observations--

*Houston left off the list. As was Charlotte, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Tampa.

*Toronto is fascinating because of NAFTA future issues. But maybe that was the point of choosing a Canadian city?

*There are 3 representations for the DC area on the list. A strong nod to DC's chances of landing it.

*Newark a big surprise, as is Raleigh, beating out Charlotte.

*Nashville a surprise somewhat, due to lack of public transportation.


Hopefully they'll narrow it down to 10 finalists in the next month or so....
Surprised that Minneapolis was left off. Not surprised Raleigh beat out Charlotte. Major tech hub, and a lot of elite universities there.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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It's because there are 2 states + the district, same reason NYC and NNJ have different proposals because there is a material difference between those places while Boston vs Newton? Not so much
Are we assuming this or was this stated somewhere? I don't see why they wouldnt list Cambridge separate from Boston if they submitted separate bids and vice versa just say DC Metro if the whole area was in consideration.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 10:05 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Miami is a seemingly odd choice, but it might have been helped by being a potential de facto Latin American and Caribbean headquarters.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Miami is a seemingly odd choice, but it might have been helped by being a potential de facto Latin American and Caribbean headquarters.
They fell in love with South Beach and plam trees
 
Old 01-18-2018, 10:07 AM
 
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Are we assuming this or was this stated somewhere? I don't see why they wouldnt list Cambridge separate from Boston if they submitted separate bids and vice versa just say DC Metro if the whole area was in consideration.
But they eliminated the other Boston area bids because there is no point to putting two identical bids in the final 20. D.C. Is unique that it's metro has 3 very distinct entries that that offer different tax structures in the core of the metro
 
Old 01-18-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Some quick observations--

*Houston left off the list. As was Charlotte, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Tampa.

*Toronto is fascinating because of NAFTA future issues. But maybe that was the point of choosing a Canadian city?

*There are 3 representations for the DC area on the list. A strong nod to DC's chances of landing it.

*Newark a big surprise, as is Raleigh, beating out Charlotte.

*Nashville a surprise somewhat, due to lack of public transportation.


Hopefully they'll narrow it down to 10 finalists in the next month or so....
Didn't Charlotte have an absolutely embarrassing proposal, though? Not surprising to me.
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