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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, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Amazon is looking for a new HQ in North America equal to that of their Seattle HQ. Where do you guys think they'll go? It'll cost roughly $5Bn and will have a HUGE economic impact wherever they choose to go.

 
Old 09-07-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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Every single commercial real estate agent in the United States is drooling over this one.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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most likely, New York City
 
Old 09-07-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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most likely, New York City
No. Not a chance. The cost of doing business is way too high, as evidenced by the continued exodus of companies from that state. And, despite its gaudy sales numbers, Amazon runs on razor-thin margins.

In truth, Amazon will likely seek a metro that enjoys the right balance of amenities and reasonably priced labor, as well as centrally-located distribution.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Whatever local has sufficient infrastructure and gives them land for the lowest cost with the most tax breaks.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Are those cities 'contenders' or simply suggestions? Charlotte would be great !
 
Old 09-07-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Are those cities 'contenders' or simply suggestions? Charlotte would be great !
Merely suggestions, however these are widely considered to be the contenders. However, to attract a company of this magnitude will likely require state level support. I'll throw in Charlotte!
 
Old 09-07-2017, 08:59 AM
 
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I'm very, VERY surprised that DFW (especially) nor Houston is on this list.

But I voted for Atlanta out of the options given.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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In truth, any reasonably-sized metro with sufficient distribution space, freeway, and rail would be a good choice. These are what something like Amazon needs:

1) Lower cost of doing business in wages, taxes, and regulations
2) Transportation network
3) Pro-business government with incentive packages
4) Low-cost power
5) Abundant land for creation of distribution space
6) Reasonable quality of life

Basically, any metro with 1,000,000+ in the South, Texas, and the Great Plains would work, as well as Indiana and Ohio. New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and the entirety of New England wouldn't.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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I add Miami and Tampa areas, Portland, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh, Charlotte to poll
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