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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2017, 01:21:28 AM »
Anyone catch John Oliver this week? He discussed this along with other corporate incentives.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8bl19RoR7lc

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #101 on: November 14, 2017, 08:02:17 AM »
I was starting to wonder if I might be alone in thinking that Boston was one of the best spots for Amazon. The WSJ just submitted their analysis, with the following rankings:

1. Dallas
2. Boston
3. DC / Atlanta
5. Chicago
6. Denver
7. New York / Nashville
9. Austin
10. Minneapolis
11. Newark

https://www.wsj.com/graphics/amazon-headquarters/
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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #102 on: November 26, 2017, 11:09:04 PM »
My money would be on Northern Virginia towards Dulles or in Baltimore city if they want a more urban setting. But if itís not in the DC-Balt region, then in the greater Boston area. Denver is a long shot, IMO, just based on geography.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #103 on: December 07, 2017, 05:34:29 PM »
Well, doesn't look they will be coming to SC anytime soon.
https://www.fitsnews.com/2017/12/07/south-carolinas-amazon-fight/

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #104 on: December 07, 2017, 06:56:19 PM »
The supplication of cities before Amazon is truly pathetic. I can't even grasp why garbage towns like Fresno even bothered with the cost of postage to mail the proposal to Seattle. If I was a mayor, I know what I would send to Bezos in place of a giant cactus.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #105 on: December 08, 2017, 05:54:09 AM »
Seriously, how mad would you be if you had a business that wasn't getting any special tax breaks and seeing what your city was willing to give away. I am glad every town in SC now knows it won't be coming here, just so the grovelling will stop.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2017, 08:25:39 AM »
Seriously, how mad would you be if you had a business that wasn't getting any special tax breaks and seeing what your city was willing to give away. I am glad every town in SC now knows it won't be coming here, just so the grovelling will stop.

Here is an Iowa business that responded to that basic premise.
https://www.raygunsite.com/blogs/news/breaking-news-raygun-is-moving-to-mexico-or-canada-or-shit-maybe-just-colorado-really-well-move-wherever-were-paid-the-most

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2017, 10:47:54 AM »
Same shit, new day. Look at how much these assholes in charge give to sports teams. John Oliver has a piece on that too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcwJt4bcnXs

It's amazing to me how there is such a giant non-debate whenever using public money that comes up.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2017, 11:08:12 AM »
Seriously, how mad would you be if you had a business that wasn't getting any special tax breaks and seeing what your city was willing to give away. I am glad every town in SC now knows it won't be coming here, just so the grovelling will stop.

Here is an Iowa business that responded to that basic premise.
https://www.raygunsite.com/blogs/news/breaking-news-raygun-is-moving-to-mexico-or-canada-or-shit-maybe-just-colorado-really-well-move-wherever-were-paid-the-most
I like their shirt store.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2017, 06:20:50 PM »
I feel sorry for whichever city "wins" this bid.

An economically disadvantaged city like Cleveland will become a de facto vassal state of Bezos. Even a big city like Atlanta will have to kowtow to their whims.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #111 on: January 18, 2018, 08:31:16 AM »
I am running an office pool.

I voted Newark, Atlanta, and Philly.
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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2018, 08:41:02 AM »
Raleigh or Denver.  Book it!

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #113 on: January 18, 2018, 09:18:39 AM »
Blech, I don't care anymore.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #114 on: January 18, 2018, 10:43:30 AM »
I am pulling for my home city (NYC). I would love to work there when my pension kicks in

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #115 on: January 18, 2018, 11:26:32 AM »
Nashville - the river north project is 100 acres +/- 0.5 miles from downtown.  It checks almost all of the boxes with the added bonus of no state income tax.  We are in the planning stages of a regional transit plan that Amazon could help develop with their investment dollars (designed precisely how they want it).  I think it is between Nashville and Austin, personally.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #116 on: January 18, 2018, 02:33:08 PM »
I didn't think DC was really in the running but 3 of the 20 are basically the same thing- Northern Virginia, DC and Montgomery County, MD. 

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #117 on: January 18, 2018, 04:03:21 PM »
Well, my pick (Minneapolis/St. Paul) didn't make the final list, so I am clearly not much of a prognosticator.

That said, I think it will be Dallas, Denver or Atlanta.

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Re: Amazon to open 'HQ2' in North America
« Reply #118 on: January 18, 2018, 11:21:00 PM »
DC looks like more of a focus than I expected. Other than that, I think Boston, Philidelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles are serious candidates. I don't believe in Texas. Top picks are Atlanta and Toronto.