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Old 10-25-2017, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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NC offered $5 billion in incentives. While it is by far the most the state has ever offered in incentives, it still is far under what other states are offering. Some of the urban area states are offering $8 billion right out of the gate.

https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/ne...onumental.html
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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NC offered $5 billion in incentives. While it is by far the most the state has ever offered in incentives, it still is far under what other states are offering. Some of the urban area states are offering $8 billion right out of the gate.

https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/ne...onumental.html
Incorrect. There's nothing to support your claim of a $5 billion incentive package. It appears that, in your haste to post this, you misread the first line of the story, which says "...Amazon's $5 Billion, 50,000 job HQ2...". $5 Billion is the amount Amazon estimates it will cost to develop the HQ2 project. The amount of NC's incentive package is undisclosed. Its nothing near $5 billion.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Apparently the title was edited because the way it read, it sounded like the state offered $5 billion. Well North Carolina would need to offer that to even compete. But honestly whether they offer $5 billion or not, Amazon is not coming to North Carolina.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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Apparently the title was edited because the way it read, it sounded like the state offered $5 billion. Well North Carolina would need to offer that to even compete. But honestly whether they offer $5 billion or not, Amazon is not coming to North Carolina.
That is true.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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NC offered $5 billion in incentives. While it is by far the most the state has ever offered in incentives, it still is far under what other states are offering. Some of the urban area states are offering $8 billion right out of the gate.

https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/ne...onumental.html
Who offered 8 billion out the gate?
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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Who offered 8 billion out the gate?
I heard Newark, New Jersey offered $7 Billion, maybe that's what they were referring to?
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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CNBC ranks North Carolina number 1 for the Amazon headquarters, Charlotte, Greensboro/High Point and Raleigh were mentioned as contenders. If this prediction were true guess which area it would go... Lol the Triad being in the middle if they are looking at the metros as one region as mentioned in the business journal. Regardless of CNBC ranking, I still think its a longshot. But to hear Greensboro/High Point even mentioned in regards to the Amazon headquarters on a major tv network is kind of stunning

https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/ne...mazon-hq2.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/thes...dquarters.html

The analysis gives high grades to a number of southern cities, including Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina.

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Old 11-21-2017, 08:57 AM
 
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CNBC ranks North Carolina number 1 for the Amazon headquarters, Charlotte, Greensboro/High Point and Raleigh were mentioned as contenders. If this prediction were true guess which area it would go... Lol the Triad being in the middle if they are looking at the metros as one region as mentioned in the business journal. Regardless of CNBC ranking, I still think its a longshot. But to hear Greensboro/High Point even mentioned in regards to the Amazon headquarters on a major tv network is kind of stunning

https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/ne...mazon-hq2.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/20/thes...dquarters.html

The analysis gives high grades to a number of southern cities, including Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina.
This is by far the worst ranking I've ever seen. How the hell does Hickory gets a higher grade than Newark, NYC, Chicago, Philly, and Pittsburgh???

And apparently whoever wrote this got NC and GA confused.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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This is by far the worst ranking I've ever seen. How the hell does Hickory gets a higher grade than Newark, NYC, Chicago, Philly, and Pittsburgh???

And apparently whoever wrote this got NC and GA confused.
Hickory was mentioned as a long shot but interestingly Greensboro/High Point is considered a contender on their list.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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Hickory was mentioned as a long shot...
But apparently with a better chance of landing HQ2 than Newark, NYC, Chicago, Philly, and Pittsburgh. No one in their right mind believes this.

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...but interestingly Greensboro/High Point is considered a contender on their list.
And it doesn't even meet the population threshold, among other criteria. Lumping Greensboro-High Point in with Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte just because they are all in the same state is absolutely ludicrous. You even have to wonder whether whoever wrote this understands the difference between MSA and CSA. It would have been one thing to say Greensboro/Winston-Salem, but Greensboro-High Point, the actual MSA separate from Winston-Salem? Come on now...smh.
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