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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 09-07-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I add Miami and Tampa areas, Portland, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh, Charlotte to poll
In the case of Portland, I doubt they would choose a city so close to the Seattle HQ.

 
Old 09-07-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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According to this link, Bezos is not ruling out an International city. The criteria are spelled out here as well...

Here are the cities that match Amazon's wish list for its second headquarters

I voted for DC/Virginia. I think Bezos might want to have a presence in the US Capitol. He already owns The Washington Post.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 03:44 PM
 
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Amazon wouldn't be looking at metro areas with 1-2 million people if they didn't think they had the infrastructure/workforce to support it. Pretty sure there's people all around the country willing to relocate for a job like this anyway.

I see them going for a city around the same size or smaller than Seattle.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Left coast
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I see that Amazon signed off on a new Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island, NY-
so I wonder if the 2nd HQ would need to be near that in anyway?
 
Old 09-07-2017, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Austin does have an advantage as the home base for recently acquired Whole Foods, but I don't think their transportation connectivity would measure up for Amazon. They are probably going to choose a metro with an airport hub, in the Eastern time zone.

I'm guessing the Philadelphia area would be very strongly considered. It has a major airport, lower costs than New York and Washington but easy accessibility to both areas, plenty of high caliber universities and an amenity rich urban core. Boston has similar assets but is more expensive and arguably has less capacity for growth than Philadelphia does, as the latter city has far more disinvested neighborhoods with the potential for revitalization.

Chicago has some similar characteristics to Philadelphia, but lacks the Eastern time zone location and is in a state with major fiscal difficulties. This would likely impact their ability to provide the type of incentive package that Amazon is seeking.

My home area of Atlanta could be in the running as well. I don't know if issues such as conservative social policies at the state government level and local transportation challenges are a deal breaker or not for Amazon. But we certainly have the business friendly environment, reasonable costs, logistical connectivity, a fast growing, diverse, talented work force, and quality of life advantages.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 04:04 PM
 
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According to this link, Bezos is not ruling out an International city. The criteria are spelled out here as well...

Here are the cities that match Amazon's wish list for its second headquarters

I voted for DC/Virginia. I think Bezos might want to have a presence in the US Capitol. He already owns The Washington Post.
I voted for DC/NoVA as well. It has everything listed within the RFP requirements from Amazon i.e. mass transit, older infrastructure, cultural fit etc... although I hope Bmore gets it or Philly next to continue the amazing growth of the corridor. I think DC area and NYC have advantages as it clearly states, easy access to Seattle, SF, NYC, DC is a priority.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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It's hard to imagine 50,000 jobs in a single corporate office. That's the population of a small city.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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I see that Amazon signed off on a new Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island, NY-
so I wonder if the 2nd HQ would need to be near that in anyway?
True and it is interesting that the state has been investing in its airports and in dronetech, which is something Amazon has been interested in using. For instance, here is an announcement from this company in Syracuse: SRC looking to add 1,000 jobs in next five years - Story

More: NY bets $30M on drone industry in Syracuse | WHEC.com

Griffiss ground zero for new drone testing corridor - News - Uticaod - Utica, NY


Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $200M for upstate airports - Times Union


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/n...o.html?mcubz=0


https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/gov...nts-across-new


https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/live...delta-ceo.html

A facility in Rome: Griffiss Business & Technology Park - Rome, NY

Near SRC in Syracuse: https://centerstateceonycoc.wliinc14...k-airpark.aspx

So, given the state, its location(close proximity to the major Canadian markets and has the Bos-Wash corridor running through it), the company having a big facility in the state, the talent/educational institutions and other investments in the state, it could be possible for NY to be in the running for this.

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Old 09-07-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I see that Amazon signed off on a new Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island, NY-
so I wonder if the 2nd HQ would need to be near that in anyway?
Amazon is so huge they have over 100 fulfillment centers all over the country. They also have three customer service centers in the US, Kennewick, WA (about 3.5 hours from Seattle), plus Huntington, WV, and Winchester, KY.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o....com_locations
 
Old 09-07-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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It's hard to imagine 50,000 jobs in a single corporate office. That's the population of a small city.
A lot of cities pitching for Amazon headquarters right now that 38 billion dollars in local economy. Thousands of high paying jobs and regular jobs
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