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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, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Denver
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trouble is there's been this bothersome news about hurricanes lately, but come 6 months from now, who knows, that talk may have blown over by then
Florida is more prone to hurricanes than we are and that doesn't stop their growth, same with Houston. Every region has their natural disasters to deal with.

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NOLA needs a nice economic shot in the arm, but I think something like this would drastically alter (some might say ruin) the culture of the city, which is why people like NOLA to begin with. Now a nice tech eco devo project with 5K jobs? Sure. 50K jobs? Ummm....
Hell yeah it would. But I couldn't say it wouldn't be good to see jobs outside of hospitality.

 
Old 09-08-2017, 02:30 PM
 
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Buffalo

Or from the list...Toronto.


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Hey, Tesla/Solar City is in the city. So, you never know.

It offers quite a bit for its size, its has some room within city limits, it has a rail line and it is next to the Golden Horseshoe: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Horseshoe
I also forgot that this building has a lot of room: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Se..._talleststatus

Owner plans quick start to ambitious One Seneca project - The Buffalo News

Sean Kirst: Returning One Seneca Tower to a symbol of civic promise - The Buffalo News

Class A Office Space in Downtown Buffalo | One Seneca Tower

Street view, with the metro rail line running under the building: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8806...7i13312!8i6656

On the other side of the building: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8764...7i13312!8i6656
 
Old 09-08-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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I think D.C. is preparing to throw the bank at Amazon to land them in the city. The buildings are ready for them to move in right now
Distinct possibility if one considers he already owns and has invested considerable resources in operations at the Washington Post. The DC area certainly has the human capital (and physical) to pull it off.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 02:45 PM
 
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Amazon wants to build a 2nd HQ; Bob Duffy says, 'Why not Rochester?' | Innovation Trail
 
Old 09-08-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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There's the issue of lack of human capital, no transit infrastructure, no nonstop air service and/or international connections and geography. Just not a winning combination other than low-cost, which I don't suspect Bezos and Amazon are that concerned about from an employee perspective given pay scale.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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There's the issue of lack of human capital, no transit infrastructure, no nonstop air service and/or international connections and geography. Just not a winning combination other than low-cost, which I don't suspect Bezos and Amazon are that concerned about from an employee perspective given pay scale.
I think the transit and nonstop air service to certain cities in the criteria would be the issue.

Rochester actually has a high educational attainment and one that has a substantial tech base due to many having experience at companies like Kodak, Xerox and Bausch and Lomb. It also has the Rochester Institute of Technology and other colleges/universities in the area.

Its proximity to the Bos-Wash, major Midwestern cities and major Canadian cities doesn't hurt, but its airport doesn't have non stop flights to Seattle and couple of the other cities(does to Toronto, NYC, DC, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and Philly, among others).

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Old 09-08-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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Another article: 5 reasons Nashville will land the Amazon HQ (and 2 reasons why it won't)

More: https://www.geekwire.com/2017/six-ci...-headquarters/

Pittsburgh wants the new Amazon headquarters
 
Old 09-08-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Distinct possibility if one considers he already owns and has invested considerable resources in operations at the Washington Post. The DC area certainly has the human capital (and physical) to pull it off.
I actually think NY and DC are among the frontrunners.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Distinct possibility if one considers he already owns and has invested considerable resources in operations at the Washington Post. The DC area certainly has the human capital (and physical) to pull it off.
First rule to look for when a CEO is picking a new location for a HQ is to see where they own a home. You don't buy a $23M mansion with renovations as well in the city without plans to inhabit it at least part of the year. Also he owns the Washington Post. He has a long game here, as Amazon gets larger, he's going to have to deal with the federal government even more. Plus relocating here could help reposition the company politically. He's has aspirations to shape the political dialogue in this country and locating here could help.
 
Old 09-08-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I actually think NY and DC are among the frontrunners.
Those that decry the high COL of those cities forget that there are a lot of suburban options in both cities.

Stamford
White Plains
Bethesda
Columbia
Tyson's Corner
Rockville
Laurel

I rather like the idea of a "legacy" city getting this; Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Philadelphia.
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