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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%
Voters: 516. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-18-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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most amazon and msft employees send their kids to publics in the seattle area.
In whatever city they land in, those with kids will live ina good school district. The entry level people will be youngs and singles.

 
Old 09-18-2017, 09:19 PM
 
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...e.html?mcubz=1


I really think this is between TX, Atlanta, and Denver.

The analysis above is the best I have seen.

Only the top 10 cities listed here have any true shot. I'd say any city in the NY Times top 25 list has a realistic dark horse shot. For example, if (insert metro here in the 1-3 million range) gave Amazon a cakewalk deal that amounted to free land within 20 mins of a major airport(and possibly added more flights with the move) and tax abatements, they'd have to look at it.

I simply do not see ANY CHANCE of some these older rustbelt metros outside strong economies in places like Grand Rapids, Columbus, Indy. And that bunch is also in the darkhorse group. So...those hoping for Detroit...NOT gonna happen. As much as Pittsburgh sounds nice and I love the city and its tech scene is emerging, again, I just don't see it. Amazon is not going to move to a metro area with declining or flat population growth! Remember, these are some of the finest data analysts in the world.


Here is my list, given all of the above

1) Atlanta
2) Denver
3) Dallas
4) Boston
5) Washington DC
6) Austin
7) Miami
8) Portland
9) Raleigh
10) Nashville
11) Charlotte
12) Indianapolis
13) Houston
14) San Antonio
15) Louisville
16) Salt Lake City
17) San Francisco
18) NYC
19) San Jose
20) Riverside
21) Columbus
22) Orlando
23) OKC
24) Grand Rapids
25) New Orleans

Some of the cities in the 10-25 range could seem controversial, but I think the NY times has nailed it. Amazon wants something like Seattle, only much different....and one would HAVE to assume they want something east of the Mississippi. I really think the fact that they made the cutoff 1 million means their heart kind of wants a mid sized metro to save costs. That's why I have ranked mega cities like NYC lower.
 
Old 09-18-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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In Canada sending your child to a private school is not the norm even for wealthy parents. This idea that "sending your kid to a private school is a given" does not apply to Toronto. In Canada sending your child to private schools is often looked down upon by society in general including upper income parents. It is equated to elitism which is strongly frowned upon in Canadian society. This is why in Canada there is no such thing as a gated community..........only condo complexes can be gated due to security.

Being in Toronto means that huge private school tuition is a savings that helps off-set the cost of living/housing.
 
Old 09-18-2017, 11:30 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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The fact that you allow your kids to ride Marta is all I needed to read. I would never, ever allow my kids to ride Marta.
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Being the only white guy on the platform, having some sketchy black dude
Thank you for exposing your true intentions so that no one had to waste time taking you seriously.
 
Old 09-18-2017, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I hope Nashville but Atlanta is my best guess. When will they announce it?
 
Old 09-18-2017, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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They say January 2018. But I think they already have chosen Texas.
 
Old 09-18-2017, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Thank you for exposing your true intentions so that no one had to waste time taking you seriously.
I wonder if he takes his kids on the CTA? Sounds like only Metra passes muster.
 
Old 09-18-2017, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They say January 2018. But I think they already have chosen Texas.
I wouldn't be surprised at all. DFW is on fire, and has been landing some pretty impressive (and large) relocations lately.
 
Old 09-19-2017, 12:09 AM
 
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Perhaps a more important article about this topic: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/...cities/540096/

Or this one: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/1...workplace.html

Last edited by ckhthankgod; 09-19-2017 at 12:19 AM..
 
Old 09-19-2017, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Excellent articles, ckhthankgod - thanks for posting the links!

I certainly have no desire to work for them, and Seattle friends have told several stories that mirror what the articles stated.
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