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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, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Bridgeport CT is Fairfield County most likely Stamford


 
Old 09-07-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: 352
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There's like 20 threads on this. Everyone really wants this project I see. My guess is behemoth Atlanta or Dallas, etc, or a left field city like Pittsburgh or Tampa. Really depends on infrastructure, and who can give 8 million sq feet office space the cheapest.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 01:11 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Bridgeport CT is Fairfield County most likely Stamford
Love that map!

I would place the Salt Lake City, Tampa, and Stamford, CT areas very low on their options list. The others all have pretty strong chances I'm guessing.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Montreal/Miami/Toronto
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I would love to see Montreal attempt to get Amazon into the city, but they'll most likely pick a city in the U.S. Most likely places would be Boston, Atlanta, and Raleigh.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Bentonville, just to tick off Walmart.



Amazon has been holding job fairs around here trying to skim off Walmart talent since they acquired Whole Foods.

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Old 09-07-2017, 01:22 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I would love to see Montreal attempt to get Amazon into the city, but they'll most likely pick a city in the U.S. Most likely places would be Boston, Atlanta, and Raleigh.
Yeah, I'd be surprised if they went the Canadian route--Toronto maybe?

Atlanta would seem very logical, from many stand-points, transportation access (world's busiest airport, 3 interstates, MARTA), dynamic location of many other Fortune 500 companies, fast-growing population, access to GA Tech--computer techie magnet, and inexpensive to build/rent, as compared to NY or Boston, for example...
 
Old 09-07-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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There's like 20 threads on this. Everyone really wants this project I see. My guess is behemoth Atlanta or Dallas, etc, or a left field city like Pittsburgh or Tampa. Really depends on infrastructure, and who can give 8 million sq feet office space the cheapest.
I think a true "left field city"--and one that shouldn't be discounted--is Detroit.

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I would love to see Montreal attempt to get Amazon into the city, but they'll most likely pick a city in the U.S. Most likely places would be Boston, Atlanta, and Raleigh.
I think Raleigh's biggest hindrance would be its airport. It's got everything else though.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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That's a terrific point--bet you are right. For such a HUGE win as Amazon coming to your city, that will be in the cards.

The more I think about it, the more I'm betting on either Boston or NY getting it....liberal areas, continuing the philosophies of Bezos, as well as Amazon as a company's "diversity of thought" leadership.
I suspect Austin and Atlanta get some play, possibly Chicago as well. Nashville as a wildcard as you never know what Bezos will do. He can do something counter logic just because he can.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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I think a true "left field city"--and one that shouldn't be discounted--is Detroit.



I think Raleigh's biggest hindrance would be its airport. It's got everything else though.
North Carolina's conservative state legislature is Raleigh's biggest hindrance.

North Carolina
 
Old 09-07-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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North Carolina's conservative state legislature is Raleigh's biggest hindrance.

North Carolina
That would rule out Austin and Atlanta too.
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