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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 09-08-2017, 12:36 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Did Tesla ask to be wined and dined the way Amazon is asking to be right now? No sarcasm.
They did, basically wanted big tax incentives which they got.

Tesla Motors picks Nevada for planned $5-billion battery factory site - LA Times (in addition to tax incentives they wanted environmental waivers in CA)

https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/8/10...deal-elon-musk

 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:38 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Yup its all about tax breaks, free land etc.
I don't remember Tesla's expansion getting as much hype. But yes I agree they're looking for the best tax breaks and land for sure. Chicago is a top contender but they're gonna want central and northside lands which might pose a problem but I think it's doable.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Future Expat of California
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1. Dallas/Ft. Worth
2. Charlotte/Raleigh
3. Philly
4. Atlanta
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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1. Dallas/Ft. Worth
2. Charlotte/Raleigh
3. Philly
4. Atlanta
Why do Charlotte and Raleigh get to be grouped together? Because they're in the same state?
 
Old 09-08-2017, 12:57 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Why do Charlotte and Raleigh get to be grouped together? Because they're in the same state?
It doesn't matter. As they say in Raleigh, that dog ain't gonna hunt.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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It doesn't matter. As they say in Raleigh, that dog ain't gonna hunt.
I've never been to either, but if you're grouping two areas that are 170 miles apart to try and make one, it's pretty revealing.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 01:13 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I've never been to either, but if you're grouping two areas that are 170 miles apart to try and make one, it's pretty revealing.
I'm not. Whether it's Charlotte or Raleigh or both, that dog ain't gonna hunt (Amazon).
 
Old 09-08-2017, 01:24 AM
 
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What city has just 500,000 square feet of existing office space just lying around? If any city did, it would have a horrible real estate market.
Chicago has 2.5 million sqft in the form of the old Post Office site. And the renovations will be done by 2019 which is when Amazon wants the initial 500k.

In fact the PO site fits all of their requirements. Both in terms of initial takeover and expansion through 2026
 
Old 09-08-2017, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I will clarify my earlier post. Indeed, Austin is the leading contender, and there are a number of reasons why. First, it has a high-tech climate, 2nd, it has the U of Texas. 3rd, there is no sales tax. 4th, Jeff Bezos has a history in the area, 5th, it fits all criteria listed in their scouting report.

This decision, as I understand it, will not be soon as the company is still scouting other locations. However, mark my words, my prediction is, again, Austin.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 01:33 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I will clarify my earlier post. Indeed, Austin is the leading contender, and there are a number of reasons why. First, it has a high-tech climate, 2nd, it has the U of Texas. 3rd, there is no sales tax. 4th, Jeff Bezos has a history in the area, 5th, it fits all criteria listed in their scouting report.

This decision, as I understand it, will not be soon as the company is still scouting other locations. However, mark my words, my prediction is, again, Austin.
That's very interesting. I can see Austin inheriting Amazon's second headquarters. I don't think it's the best city as it seems to be overburdened with growth and doesn't meet their stated criteria, but you raise some interesting points.
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