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Old 01-18-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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I'm not surprised to see Indy make the cut. The city has been my dark-horse to win this thing. Out of the remaining cities, Indy looks to be the cheapest option. I'd say that's a major advantage considering Amazon is not really that profitable right now. Its biggest competitor, Walmart, is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas of all places. Another advantage is that there are major universities just a few hours away in every direction.



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Old 01-18-2018, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Indiana is on the short list despite offering, as yet, no financial incentives.

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Old 01-21-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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Indy doesn't stand a chance. Get real. They included all the cities spread over the country as marketing and image control. If they only included coastal cities, it would make them look bad to middle America.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Indy doesn't stand a chance. Get real. They included all the cities spread over the country as marketing and image control. If they only included coastal cities, it would make them look bad to middle America.
It Is like when they built the Hoosier Dome. I mean, get real, Indy doesn't stand a chance to land an NFL team.
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I have a feeling Indianapolis is going to win. It's very centrally located and it's at several major crossroads. I bet nearly half the population of the country is within a 12 hour drive of Indianapolis, it has an international airport, convenient to Chicago but it's much cheaper, Indianapolis is about an hours drive to IU, Purdue, Ball State, and Indiana State. Purdue is one of the leading engineer schools in the country and you know Amazon will be needing lots and lots of engineers. I'm sure Mike Pence will be using his influence as VP for Indianapolis to win that prize. If I was in Las Vegas, I do believe I'd put my money on Indianapolis. Wait and see. Everybody's gonna be surprised. I can just see the jaws dropping when Amazon announces Indianapolis is the winner.
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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It wouldn't surprise be either. NOTHING is out of this city's reach. And if it doesn't come here we are still big winners.
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:27 PM
 
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It Is like when they built the Hoosier Dome. I mean, get real, Indy doesn't stand a chance to land an NFL team.
This comparison makes no sense. There are NFL teams in most states and the NFL shares revenue, so location doesn't matter. That's why Green Bay has a team and other small markets.
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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This comparison makes no sense. There are NFL teams in most states and the NFL shares revenue, so location doesn't matter. That's why Green Bay has a team and other small markets.
The point is that there was a time people like you thought it was stupid for a city like Indianapolis to try luring an NFL team. There were people who thought it was stupid to bid for the Super Bowl; because get real Indy can't host a Super Bowl. The argument is the same one you made regarding Amazon. Mod cut. Twenty communities were invited to the table with Amazon. Indy is one of the 20. Whether we get HQ2 or not, we've already won. Trolls like you will keep trolling, and my city will keep succeeding.

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Old 01-21-2018, 05:45 PM
 
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Plus in 2-3 years the NBA All-Star game (our second), another Final Four, and the National Collegiate Championship football game all within a short time of each other. And I wonder how tall that new convention center hotel will be? And probably another Super Bowl some day. Our bid for this year's was better than Minnie's but they have the new stadium so they would have gotten it anyway......Indy punches far far above its weight.

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Old 01-22-2018, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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This would be wonderful for Indy and raise its image a good bit.

One of the biggest things Indy has going for it is affordability and proximity to Purdue, IU, and fairly close other good Big Ten schools. The housing could be built around Indianapolis, and because of the terrain, you can basically build for dozens of miles in any direction. In Boston or LA, there just isn't the room to bring on new housing for the new employees at a reasonable cost.
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