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“They’re going to want a gazillion dollars in benefits,”
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:47:04 PM »
Amazon Opens Search for Second Headquarters City in North America
Amazon plans to invest over $5 billion to build and operate HQ2, which is expected to employ up to 50,000 workers.

and said it would prioritize metropolitan areas with more than one million people that are within 45 minutes of an international airport and near a strong university system.

They failed to mention openness to business and affordable housing...

What cities can YOU think of that would meet there needs?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-opens-search-for-second-headquarters-city-in-north-america-1504780191
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Re: “They’re going to want a gazillion dollars in benefits,”
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 02:40:59 PM »
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Re: “They’re going to want a gazillion dollars in benefits,”
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 03:04:09 PM »
I hope it goes somewhere like Raleigh or Memphis or even Jacksonville or a city along those lines instead of a bigger metro area like Boston, Chicago, NYC, etc.

Even the warehouses Amazon is opening here in Jax are having a huge impact on the employment market. I am guessing we will have trouble staffing our warehouse during Q4 because of that.

If they did choose to open the HQ here I know it would have a huge effect on our compensation packages if they wanted to keep anyone around here. Most departments based here would definitely lose people and they would have to pay more to keep the rest of them around or attract new talent.

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 03:25:35 PM »
If it's to be more of a distribution center rather than a 'headquarters' then Charlotte (ugh!) will be a top contender, IMO.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 03:57:16 PM »
No decision yet on the new HQ, but they did just sign a lease for some serious space in University City.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Amazon-Signs-Lease-For-New-Office-in--444475563.html

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Re: “They’re going to want a gazillion dollars in benefits,”
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Re: “They’re going to want a gazillion dollars in benefits,”
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2017, 06:25:28 PM »
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Re: “They’re going to want a gazillion dollars in benefits,”
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2017, 08:12:23 PM »
All right... "I heard Zinke was trying to get the new HQ established in Bear's Ears"

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Re: “They’re going to want a gazillion dollars in benefits,”
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2017, 11:18:43 AM »
"It’s rosy at best to presume that the next 20 years will be as kind to Amazon as the last 20. Local taxpayers shouldn’t bear the risk of the corporation’s financial future."

https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/09/city-buyer-beware-not-even-amazon-is-a-sure-bet/540081/?utm_source=yahoo&yptr=yahoo
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 04:55:37 PM »
>Does Greensboro have a shot

Triad economic officials prepare to cast long-shot bid for second Amazon headquarters

http://www.greensboro.com/business/local_business/triad-economic-officials-prepare-to-cast-long-shot-bid-for/article_8bf4bd5f-b267-5cf4-831c-1834ebfd1238.html

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Re: “They’re going to want a gazillion dollars in benefits,”
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 03:23:18 PM »
Cities are scrambling to host Amazon. Taxpayers will pay the price.
Political leaders need to stand up to Jeff Bezos instead of trying to cash in on an illusory payday.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/cities-are-scrambling-host-amazon-taxpayers-will-pay-price-ncna827186

I agree. I wouldn't have voted for the Wisconson-Foxconn deal, either.