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Old 09-08-2017, 06:31 PM
 
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I would actually think Charlotte would make the finalist over Raleigh. They actually have the "mass transit" everyone is talking about. Some mentioned Greensboro's Amtrak not cutting it, but Raleigh is no different from Greensboro in that regard. Heck Greensboro's multimodal depot is even bigger than Raleigh's.
Raleigh is in the process of building a new and much bigger and improved multi modal transit station called Union Station, but i'm sure you already knew that...
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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And that's why it's important to put these bids in, even if there's no chance of it working out. People would be upset if the city didn't attempt to dream big. In the next few years, there's going to be some expansion to PTI, so that might be one aspect to consider. Having come from an area that doesn't even attempt to better themselves, it's refreshing to live in an area that at least makes the attempt.
Yes, this is the REAL point to the proposal. I'm sure noone in their right mind who drafted this proposal thinks Greensboro has a chance here. The real reason to make this pitch is to get Greensboro on Amazon's radar for other projects of far smaller scale. Greensboro couldn't come close to handling it if Amazon did choose Greensboro for some odd reason (and they won't). I could see some dark horse rationale for Charlotte or Raleigh, but this is a project that is going to a true major city. My gut says probably Boston though I think Austin has a chance to be the dark horse candidate here (though I don't know if they have much in the way of transit options).

Plus, it IS possible should Amazon choose Raleigh (it doesn't seem Charlotte is in the running) that Greensboro could get a satellite campus that could attract some jobs. Not 50,000 jobs, but maybe a couple hundred. But at the end of the day, I don't see NC in the race here as this "contest" is also largely about incentives... and we all know how well we compete when it comes to incentives.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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Okay, this is certainly good for Greensboro In a way that it shows the city is not afraid to dream, think outside the box if you will, rather than deny any chance in pursuing any opportunities, like the old days. That's excellent news.


However.

We have 0 chance, but it definitely gets greensboros name out there, however preaching that Charlotte or raleigh do not have a chance is nonsense and comparing this city to Charlotte or raleigh is equally nonsense, if jobs come to NC let them come, growth and jobs no matter the city are better for the entire state.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:26 AM
 
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I asked Britney Spears to prom. I never heard back, so I assume she's still considering it.

I think that's something to be proud of. It shows I'm not afraid to dream. I'm basically Justin Timberlake without all the drama.
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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We have 0 chance, but it definitely gets greensboros name out there, however preaching that Charlotte or raleigh do not have a chance is nonsense and comparing this city to Charlotte or raleigh is equally nonsense, if jobs come to NC let them come, growth and jobs no matter the city are better for the entire state.
NYT agrees with you too...
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...arters-be.html
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Looks like Charlotte and Raleigh eventually got ruled out in this list. And Charlotte got cut for not having enough amenities?
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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Cut by the Times article. Not necessarily by Amazon. No one knows what they'll do yet.

Charlotte the Times ruled out for a lack of "cultural edginess" and Raleigh for a too-low percentage of workers who commute by public transit.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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I'd say the NYT article is on point for the most part. I've been in Denver recently and it is definitely the type of city that meets all of Amazon's criteria but Denver most likely will not be the choice simply because it is not on the east coast. I strongly feel like a city like Boston or DC will get this. Amazon's second HQ needs to be closer to EMEA and the primary capital markets in the US.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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I'd say the NYT article is on point for the most part. I've been in Denver recently and it is definitely the type of city that meets all of Amazon's criteria but Denver most likely will not be the choice simply because it is not on the east coast. I strongly feel like a city like Boston or DC will get this. Amazon's second HQ needs to be closer to EMEA and the primary capital markets in the US.
Agreed. I think Toronto will be in the race until the end too. And perhaps Atlanta, especially with their airport.

But my money's on Boston.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Interesting turn of events. The Triad cities (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point) are now submitting a joint bid for the Amazon headquarters according to Fox 8 news. Hypothetically because of a joint bid, if the Triad were to land it, the headquarters would likely be a suburban campus like setting centrally located between the cities as oppose to a downtown skyscraper site.
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