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Old 09-08-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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They managed to pull off the Switch pyramid deal, so actually have some practice in making a good pitch for that kind of tech investment, and Amazon is a Switch customer.

It's a long shot, but there is a certain logic to putting in the effort for going forward with the proposal.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:21 AM
 
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I live in Seattle currently (from Grand Haven) which is where Amazon main headquarters is located. I really don't think GR is a contender and I actually think they'll pass on Detroit. Amazon is going to want good transit, affordability and availability of housing inventory. Both GR and Detroit have two of the above but I think transit will kill it. Last year the people of Detroit voted-down a mass-transit system and I really believe that will kill any interest from a new, modern company. I don't think it's too late for GR if you all keep your heads in the game regarding mass-transit. Hell, if Salt Lake City can build light rail so can you.

The other thing is that Amazon has caused a massive economic boom in the Seattle metro area. Housing inventory and traffic have gone crazy. Housing prices have sky-rocketed, i'm not sure that any of you would want that for Grand Rapids. A good economy, yes, but demand and craziness, no. If any of you think that GR is expensive now, just wait until Amazon HQ2 comes to town.

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