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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 09-09-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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I'd be surprised if HQ2 didn't land in the Eastern Time Zone.
The only way they go outside the eastern time zone is if they pick Chicago or Austin.

 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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When is the deadline btw? Or hopes of announcing winner?
January 2018 is what I read.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: The City
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Just read Amazon's RFP and this stood out to me:

Travel time to an international airport with daily direct flights to Seattle, New York, San Francisco/Bay Area, and
Washington, D.C. is also an important consideration.

Interesting.




Philly would have


60 Minute rail access to NYC
90 Minute Rail access to DC
Many Direct flights to SFO
Direct Flights to Seattle (could easily add more)
Direct Rail access to the airport from 30th street
Great European Int'l Hub
Not so great Asian Hub


this would be a great win for any city obviously


Philly is growing their millennial base and also tech sectors,


about to open their CTIC facility a few blocks away


30th street developments would be a great match, as am sure many places would be
 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:48 AM
 
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I heard that New Orleans may be the sleeper city.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: The City
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Philly would have


60 Minute rail access to NYC
90 Minute Rail access to DC
Many Direct flights to SFO
Direct Flights to Seattle (could easily add more)
Direct Rail access to the airport from 30th street
Great European Int'l Hub
Not so great Asian Hub


this would be a great win for any city obviously


Philly is growing their millennial base and also tech sectors,


about to open their CTIC facility a few blocks away


30th street developments would be a great match, as am sure many places would be



and a couple of other thoughts


Not sure if Amazon uses SAP logistics, but if they do their North American HQ is in Philly (Burbs)


Also Amazon is building a huge distribution/logistics facility in Allentown PA (an hour away) that can service within 3hrs drive ~20% of the US population including access to large airstrip in Allentown




Amazon already has presence in suburban KOP


at any rate I do think Philly could make a very strong play, as with all places guess we will see
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: The City
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https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/8/1627...-city-planning
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I heard that New Orleans may be the sleeper city.
From whom?
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:37 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I heard that New Orleans may be the sleeper city.
That would be a terrible idea! From a longer-term business standpoint, it would be a terrible investment to locate in a hurricane corridor.

Toronto's on the list. (Amazon's, not the OP's.) That sounds like one of the best options.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: The City
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Maybe we should take a pause in the Amazon speculation and focus on something more realistic like the NBA introduction to the Christmas day 2020 game




"Merry Christmas to all, The NBA welcomes you to Philadelphia where two powerhouse teams match up for what should be a holiday treat. The Los Angeles Lakers come into town looking to take on Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers at Amazon Arena..."
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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The Whole Foods flagship store is a huge, huge grocery store and has tons of office space at the base of multi story high rise between 5th and 6th Streets and North Lamar on the western edge of downtown Austin. Prime Austin real-estate. One of the most sought after locations in the entire city of Austin. Seems to me, Austin would be the obvious choice
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