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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 09-27-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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To be clear: I donít think that Amazon is going to choose a city with a high cost-of-living. I think this has mostly to do with real estate costs. Cost-of-living is a very important factor when it comes to recruiting, but that really doesnít come to play in New York or the bay area. People want to live and work in those places and or willing to take the quality of life hit. This may not be true of Boston, DC or other expenseive metros.
You understand Boston is expensive for the same reason NYC or SF is right? If people we not willing to pay that premium to live in Boston it wouldn't cost that much.

 
Old 09-27-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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I have no idea how immigration or work visas work in Canada, but how easy would it be for people to transfer from Seattle to Toronto? I know there will be plenty of Canadian hires in the new office, but there will also be plenty of people shuffling around from other US locations to the new HQ2. Wouldn't it save a lot of effort to just make it in the US, so that isn't even a concern?
 
Old 09-27-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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You understand Boston is expensive for the same reason NYC or SF is right? If people we not willing to pay that premium to live in Boston it wouldn't cost that much.
The difference is, people are willing to live with roommates well into their 30s in New York and SF. People are running low six figures are willing to live with roommates in San Francisco and New York. I didnít see that in Boston.
 
Old 09-27-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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I have no idea how immigration or work visas work in Canada, but how easy would it be for people to transfer from Seattle to Toronto? I know there will be plenty of Canadian hires in the new office, but there will also be plenty of people shuffling around from other US locations to the new HQ2. Wouldn't it save a lot of effort to just make it in the US, so that isn't even a concern?
Of course, it's a concern. It's not like moving from one state to another, nor is it as easy. Attached is just one link....there's much information out there about this process...AND, it's a process.


https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/09/this...to-canada.html
 
Old 09-27-2017, 12:49 PM
 
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The difference is, people are willing to live with roommates well into their 30s in New York and SF. People are running low six figures are willing to live with roommates in San Francisco and New York. I didn’t see that in Boston.
That's probably because Boston isn't quite as expensive so you can establish your self by the time you are 30.

And anyhow you need to look at Local talent, even cities with large domestic in migrations like Nashville, 75% of people who move to Davidson county are Tennesseans.
 
Old 09-27-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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The difference is, people are willing to live with roommates well into their 30s in New York and SF. People are running low six figures are willing to live with roommates in San Francisco and New York. I didn’t see that in Boston.
Can't imagine. That's 10-15 years out of college. Tell me why that's good.
 
Old 09-27-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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Can't imagine. That's 10-15 years out of college. Tell me why that's good.
I didnít place any sort of value judgment on it. It just is. I wouldnít do it, but many do. Itís all a matter of norms.
 
Old 09-27-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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I didnít place any sort of value judgment on it. It just is. I wouldnít do it, but many do. Itís all a matter of norms.
That's not a "norm" in most places. And, where it is the "norm", it's kind of pathetic, that that's how one has to live...to live.
 
Old 09-27-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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That's not a "norm" in most places. And, where it is the "norm", it's kind of pathetic, that that's how one has to live...to live.
Well most places aren't NYC or SF. Let folks live the way they want. It may be "pathetic" to you, but if they're happy, they're happy.
 
Old 09-27-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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Well most places aren't NYC or SF. Let folks live the way they want. It may be "pathetic" to you, but if they're happy, they're happy.
Seriously, though, I doubt most are happy sharing an apartment into their 30's. Not saying some might not just love it, but it's hard to believe that many do.
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