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Old 09-10-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: 92037
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If history is any indicator both from the public/political will and ability to get things done, its a long shot.
Even though their requirements are somewhat vague for the bids, no one really knows what contributing factors will come in to play.
Within 45 mins drive from an international airport can be past Alpine which is really only 32 miles from SAN.

But off the top of my head with larger corps we have had trouble attracting or even retaining their presence due to: housing needs, total infrastructure, taxes, land use, quality of life, dependence on foreign skilled workers, ability to retain and attract skilled workers and of course changes in business which we cannot control.


Funny story regarding this topic. We are selling our house in Lemon Grove which actually went pending last night after 3 days on market.
Our last showing was a prospective hipsterish buyer from the Bay Area that loved the house and put in an offer because she was sold that Amazon were moving here and that the home prices would skyrocket. When I asked her why she was so confident, there were no specifics except the fact that the UT had an article about it and that the City would place a bid. Nice...

Some interesting thoughts from some other websites
https://www.recode.net/2017/9/9/1627...d-headquarters

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-...-headquarters/

http://www.slate.com/articles/busine..._s_new_hq.html

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Old 09-10-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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I think putting SD is really a stalking horse for Amazon to see where they can extract goodies from other cities. As others have mentioned, SD isn't a very ideal site given the costs, and restrictions on the airport (which is the deal breaker for a logistics oriented company like AMZ). It's kind of sad that large corporations get governments into a bidding war of giving away taxpayer funds for the privilege of hosting a corporate office.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Lago Estancia, Gilbert, AZ 85233
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Sorry guys their gonna pick Phoenix.... Not a good business move to go into California. No one likes being taxed to death.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Sorry guys their gonna pick Phoenix.... Not a good business move to go into California. No one likes being taxed to death.
Then why are so many of the most valuable companies in the world headquartered in California?
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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I think putting SD is really a stalking horse for Amazon to see where they can extract goodies from other cities. As others have mentioned, SD isn't a very ideal site given the costs, and restrictions on the airport (which is the deal breaker for a logistics oriented company like AMZ). It's kind of sad that large corporations get governments into a bidding war of giving away taxpayer funds for the privilege of hosting a corporate office.
What better use of taxpayer funds than to attract employers? I'd rather have my taxes go to bringing jobs to residents than paying bloated pensions and wasting it on construction boondoggles.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:44 AM
 
Location: New York City/San Diego, CA
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And the NYTimes says: Denver.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...s-be.html?_r=0

I don't think tax structure or cost of living would play a huge role. Boston, New York or Washington would be strong contenders based on the wish list Amazon provided and all of those have similar costs to SD. However, I don't think San Diego has the kind of talent that Amazon needs, business web engineers are limited; SD is much more focused on hardware and biotech.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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And the NYTimes says: Denver.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...s-be.html?_r=0

I don't think tax structure or cost of living would play a huge role. Boston, New York or Washington would be strong contenders based on the wish list Amazon provided and all of those have similar costs to SD. However, I don't think San Diego has the kind of talent that Amazon needs, business web engineers are limited; SD is much more focused on hardware and biotech.
I'm sure they could entice people from UCI, UCLA, etc to move to San Diego.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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What better use of taxpayer funds than to attract employers? I'd rather have my taxes go to bringing jobs to residents than paying bloated pensions and wasting it on construction boondoggles.
Well it's all got to be in moderation. Don't be like Alabama when they pretty much gave away the store to Daimler Benz to the point where they had shortfalls in the education budget because of it.

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/01/bu...t.html?mcubz=1

http://savannahnow.com/stories/10090...l#.WbbSm8iGNPY
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: New York City/San Diego, CA
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I'm sure they could entice people from UCI, UCLA, etc to move to San Diego.
Absolutely. It is always easy to get people to move to San Diego, especially with the high salaries Amazon would offer. However, Amazon specifically said they were looking for an area that had existing talent. Relocating folks would be expensive and a pain.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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The City can't even get together on a stadium
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