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Old 11-21-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Yes, even if HQ2 did come to NC, they most certainly would locate within 45 mins of a major airport, so that puts Charlotte or Raleigh as the only true contenders in the "NC region."
PTI is considered a major airport. Maybe not as busy. PTI would likely add more flights to satisfy the needs for Amazon in a hypothetical situation.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Almost everything in Amazon's RFP for HQ2 would have to be stretched for the Triad, let alone Greensboro. No city is a perfect fit but as far as NC goes, Charlotte and Raleigh/RTP fit the RFP much closer. Being in the middle of both does not provide an "advantage" over the two larger metros when they already have stronger advantages in everything else. Charlotte could pull from the Triangle and the Triangle could pull from Charlotte easily just like the Triad can pull from both. You wouldnt be asking someone to move across the country its just a few hours away in the same state.
The problem is Charlotte and Raleigh are well over 2 hrs apart and an Amazon headquarters in either of thise cities would only draw people from two metros. In the Triad it would draw workers from all three. The jobs are lucrative enough that people from Charlotte and Raleigh would commute. None of the metros alone have a pool of workers enough to fill 50,000 jobs. So it makes sense to maximize that pool putting the headquarters in a more central location. This is why the CNBC artical brought up the regional approach including all three metros.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:51 PM
 
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I think that someone is just overly excited to see their city mentioned anywhere, even if is a completely bogus analysis making unrealistic assumptions.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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PTI is considered a major airport. Maybe not as busy. PTI would likely add more flights to satisfy the needs for Amazon in a hypothetical situation.
I'd like to try some of what you're smoking.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I'd like to try some of what you're smoking.
Its big enough for Amazon and is an International airport. Just need more flights which would happen if Amazon decided to come to the Triad.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:05 PM
 
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The problem is Charlotte and Raleigh are well over 2 hrs apart and an Amazon headquarters in either of thise cities would only draw people from two metros. In the Triad it would draw workers from all three. The jobs are lucrative enough that people from Charlotte and Raleigh would commute. None of the metros alone have a pool of workers enough to fill 50,000 jobs. So it makes sense to maximize that pool putting the headquarters in a more central location. This is why the CNBC artical brought up the regional approach including all three metros.
Then based on your argument, Amazon should locate in one of the following places that would be much more advantageous:

1. Hartford, CT to draw from Boston and NYC

2. Austin to draw from Dallas and Houston

3. Chicago to draw from Detroit and Milwaukee

4. Palo Alto, CA to draw from San Francisco and San Jose

5. Philadelphia to draw from Newark and Pittsburgh

6. Tampa to draw from Orlando and Miami

7. Washington, DC to draw from Baltimore and Richmond

8. Toronto to draw from Detroit and Montreal

I can see how all of the above scenarios would be a much more compelling sell to Amazon than Raleigh - Greensboro - Charlotte.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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Its big enough for Amazon and is an International airport. Just need more flights which would happen if Amazon decided to come to the Triad.
We are never getting amazon and Toyota. Let's not live in a dream world let's focus on Toyota.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:13 PM
 
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Its big enough for Amazon and is an International airport. Just need more flights which would happen if Amazon decided to come to the Triad.
How do you know it's big enough for Amazon? An international airport with no international flights...

I'm sure they'd be willing to locate there in hopes that more flights get added. By the way, it's the airlines that make the decision to add more flights, not the airport. And those decisions are based on a number of factors and wouldn't be solely based on one big company planning to setup a HQ in that area.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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How do you know it's big enough for Amazon? An international airport with no international flights...

I'm sure they'd be willing to locate there in hopes that more flights get added. By the way, it's the airlines that make the decision to add more flights, not the airport. And those decisions are based on a number of factors and wouldn't be solely based on one big company planning to setup a HQ in that area.
And the airline would add flights as needed. Its all based on the business climate and tourism in a city.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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We are never getting amazon and Toyota. Let's not live in a dream world let's focus on Toyota.
I agree but I was stating hypothetically if they moved to NC
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