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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 09-07-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I'd guess DC/NOVA, then Denver, then Minneapolis.

 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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In truth, any reasonably-sized metro with sufficient distribution space, freeway, and rail would be a good choice. These are what something like Amazon needs:

1) Lower cost of doing business in wages, taxes, and regulations
2) Transportation network
3) Pro-business government with incentive packages
4) Low-cost power
5) Abundant land for creation of distribution space
6) Reasonable quality of life

Basically, any metro with 1,000,000+ in the South, Texas, and the Great Plains would work, as well as Indiana and Ohio. New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and the entirety of New England wouldn't.
Even in those states that "wouldn't work", they can still offer most of those things. For instance, in NY there is something called NYPA, which offers lower cost power in select communities and business/industrial locations: https://www.nypa.gov

What may or would have to happen is that those states would have to be very strategic in terms of where and what they offer to the company.

Here is an interesting article: Analysis: Do Business-Friendly Tax Climates Yield The Most Jobs?
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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Even in those states that "wouldn't work", they can still offer most of those things. For instance, in NY there is something called NYPA, which offers lower cost power in select communities and business/industrial locations: https://www.nypa.gov

What may or would have to happen is that those states would have to be very strategic in terms of where and what they offer to the company.
True, but that hasn't stopped NY, NJ, and CT from hemorrhaging companies. Illinois is in a classic death spiral.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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No. Not a chance. The cost of doing business is way too high, as evidenced by the continued exodus of companies from that state. And, despite its gaudy sales numbers, Amazon runs on razor-thin margins.

In truth, Amazon will likely seek a metro that enjoys the right balance of amenities and reasonably priced labor, as well as centrally-located distribution.
New York City still has more Fortune 500 Companies and HQ's than any other metro in the country by a longshot. It's like the tech outfits in the Bay Area; they like to be close to each other
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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New York City still has more Fortune 500 Companies and HQ's than any other metro in the country by a longshot. It's like the tech outfits in the Bay Area; they like to be close to each other
Yes, everything you're saying is true. But we're not talking about a big financial company that needs to be close to the markets. When you talk about Amazon, you're talking about a company that needs a LOT of land and distribution space. In that sense, their needs are closer to a major manufacturer doing site selection for a huge plant than a financial firm or even a software company.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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Somewhere in the South. Better business climate, more in migration, lower cost of living/doing business.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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New York City still has more Fortune 500 Companies and HQ's than any other metro in the country by a longshot. It's like the tech outfits in the Bay Area; they like to be close to each other
^This...While some have left, some smaller companies pop up or some "niche" companies stay.

Also, contrary to what people may realize, there is still a lot of land available in the Northeast.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I don't see this being on the coasts, and we already can rule out West Coast due to the original headquarters being in Seattle. Bezos may do something really random choose a place like Albuquerque, but who knows? If I had to guess one, I'm going to go with Charlotte, NC (I do not consider to be on the coast as its a few hundred miles inland).
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Somewhere in the South. Better business climate, more in migration, lower cost of living/doing business.
Texas ,NC, FL has alot of tech companies ? what political climate ?
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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What is the purpose of this new co-headquarters? To house executives, to house middle management, distribution, R&D?
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