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Old 11-29-2017, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Now when it comes to short lists, I think Charlotte or Raleigh has a chance to be on the list but that depends on how long the list is. If its the top 5 to 10 cities, yes.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Not that it matters but Greensboro's bid was briefly mentioned with Dallas, Pittsburgh and Baltimore in the Chicago Tribune.

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Old 12-27-2017, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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People forget that Greensboro has its own growing "Amazon".

Market America is a multilevel marketing and retail company based in Greensboro. Its two main competitors are Amway and Amazon. Not too long ago Bill Gates sold shop.com to Market America, which is basically an online sales set up like Amazon. In fact the company's goal is to take Amazon head on one day. In terms of employees it's still much smaller than Amazon. However the main business model of Market America is multilevel marketing. shop.com seems to be more like a subsidiary of Market America which focuses more on online retail sales.

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Old 12-27-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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People forget that Greensboro has its own growing "Amazon".

Market America is a multilevel marketing and retail company based in Greensboro. Its two main competitors are Amway and Amazon. Not too long ago Bill Gates sold shop.com to Market America, which is basically an online sales set up like Amazon. In fact the company's goal is to take Amazon head on one day. In terms of employees it's still much smaller than Amazon. However the main business model of Market America is multilevel marketing. shop.com seems to be more like a subsidiary of Market America which focuses more on online retail sales.
I had never heard of them, but as I research them, they appear to be more of an Amway wannabe than anything remotely resembling Amazon. Certainly nothing that is going to drastically raise the profile of Greensboro. They're not even listed as one of Guilford County's top 22 employers.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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People forget that Greensboro has its own growing "Amazon".

Market America is a multilevel marketing and retail company based in Greensboro. Its two main competitors are Amway and Amazon. Not too long ago Bill Gates sold shop.com to Market America, which is basically an online sales set up like Amazon. In fact the company's goal is to take Amazon head on one day. In terms of employees it's still much smaller than Amazon. However the main business model of Market America is multilevel marketing. shop.com seems to be more like a subsidiary of Market America which focuses more on online retail sales.
You've got to be kidding.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Another Piedmont Triad ranks in a list for Amazon HQ2. Greensboro was on CNBC's list now Winston-Salem is on Forbes list. Charlotte and Raleigh were not on this list.

There is speculation that Boston may win the prize. There is news reporting that Amazon plans to lease 500, 000 square feet at first of office space in that city. The plan for Amazon HQ2 also calls for an intial 500, 000 square feet. Like I said all along Boston is the most likely candidate. But its good to see the Triad cities getting a fair shot on some of these lists.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesa...r-for-hq2/amp/

Rumors about Boston

http://fortune.com/2018/01/11/amazon-hq2-search-boston/

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Old 01-11-2018, 04:36 PM
 
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Yay click bait Forbes articles
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:35 AM
 
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Another Piedmont Triad ranks in a list for Amazon HQ2. Greensboro was on CNBC's list now Winston-Salem is on Forbes list. Charlotte and Raleigh were not on this list.
Talk about an outlier.

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There is speculation that Boston may win the prize. There is news reporting that Amazon plans to lease 500, 000 square feet at first of office space in that city. The plan for Amazon HQ2 also calls for an intial 500, 000 square feet. Like I said all along Boston is the most likely candidate. But its good to see the Triad cities getting a fair shot on some of these lists.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesa...r-for-hq2/amp/

Rumors about Boston

Amazon Renting More Space in Boston Amid HQ2 Search | Fortune
Amazon had already planned to scout for this space well ahead of the HQ2 announcement. It seems that people take every Amazon-related development as a "hint" about who's landing HQ2.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Talk about an outlier.



Amazon had already planned to scout for this space well ahead of the HQ2 announcement. It seems that people take every Amazon-related development as a "hint" about who's landing HQ2.
True. But if Amazon looked at the Triad it would be hard to ignore the Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem which is designed for such development and has plenty of space for millions of square footage. Ive seen a number of cities in other lists which are also outliers. The great thing about being on such lists is that its great advertisement.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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True. But if Amazon looked at the Triad it would be hard to ignore the Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem which is designed for such development and has plenty of space for millions of square footage. Ive seen a number of cities in other lists which are also outliers. The great thing about being on such lists is that its great advertisement.
Amazon may look at Innovation Quarter one of these days. But rest assured it won't have anything to do with HQ2, but maybe some kind of satellite campus that employs a few hundred people (would still be a nice development). That's a true best case scenario.
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