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Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Jered » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:38 am

They call it "expanding elsewhere."

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Cities hoping to host Amazon's second corporate headquarters have until Thursday to submit their bids. More than 50 jurisdictions have jumped at the opportunity already, promising increasingly extravagant incentives to the e-commerce company.


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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Rod » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:40 pm

El Paso is "trying" to get them to come here. Highest property taxes in the state, poorly educated population, rank corruption in city and county government. Yeah, I don' think so Lucy.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Rich Jordan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:46 pm

Rod wrote:El Paso is "trying" to get them to come here. Highest property taxes in the state, poorly educated population, rank corruption in city and county government. Yeah, I don' think so Lucy.


Chicago is "trying" to get them to come here. Highest property taxes in the state, poorly educated population, rank corruption in city and county government.

So they can buy anything they need here, setting principles aside, so Chicago has a chance.

But they got Boeing to move here through massive tax incentives (and likely less visible... ahem... considerations) and the rise of a corporate schmuck who hated "rural" America to leadership and had 'big city' engraved on his brain. And he then spent more time schmoozing with other CEOs and not a whole lot worrying about the company he was nominally responsible for.

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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Jered » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:39 am

Those two places are better than Seattle, because FUCK SEATTLE!
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby TheArmsman » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:11 am

Tucson as thrown its hat in the ring to get Amazon to come here.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby 308Mike » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:33 am

A couple of San Diego's cities are also vying for the opportunity to host the new headquarters!! I know Chula Vista has a bid in, and the city of San Diego also has a bid in, and I've heard others are still formulating how to beat the others with their bid. This IS a BIG DEAL!! I don't blame them at all for trying!!
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby blackeagle603 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:50 am

they're not saying they're leaving are they? The way Amazon is growing and buying into adjacent markets (like the Whole Foods acquisition), they've got to have some room to grow and maybe have divisions in the company concentrated in markets that they can afford to build out and hire into.

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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby 308Mike » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:44 am

You're right, I don't think they're looking to move, they want to have an additional "Headquarters" and possible distribution center - which could mean up to 50,000 jobs (or so I've heard) - which is why so many places are fighting so hard for the new Amazon office.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby randy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:27 pm

Yeah, what I've heard locally is "2nd HQ". Ohio has a couple of regions putting in their bids.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby blackeagle603 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:26 pm

Let's hope they move to what is already a solidly blue, thoruoughly messed up state already. Wherever they go, the employee base they draw will have a significant effect as voters.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Odahi » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:28 pm

Baltimore has their bid in, of course. There's already a big distribution center, and Under Armour's head honcho is building a ginormous industrial park as well. Reports are that there will be a big tax deal for them if they move here (Like nobody else has thought of offering that). And we all know how low Maryland taxes and crime rates are, and how great Baltimore's schools are... :roll: The city council would LOVE to have them here, to prop up the sagging tax base. And it don't get much "bluer" than Baltimore, they haven't elected a Republican mayor since 1963.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby blackeagle603 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Detroit anyone? Bwahahaha. Let the new generation of Socialist experience the natural endpoint of their utopian vision firsthand and see if they can do any better.
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Postby MarkD » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:36 am

Newark, NJ has it's hat in the ring with tax incentives. Talk about high taxes and uneducated work force....

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Postby HTRN » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:34 am

I think it boils down to any major metro area with a hub airport, so a lot of these areas are wishful thinking.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Netpackrat » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:12 am

They were apparently dismayed that Anchorage isn't putting in a bid, so a couple of women who run a furniture store and a former TV news anchor are doing it themselves:

https://www.adn.com/business-economy/20 ... w-hq-here/

We don't have the sort of population base Amazon says they are looking for, but we definitely have the airport hub facility.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Windy Wilson » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:40 pm

I vote for Detroit as well. Perhaps a well-educated and motivated population employed by an enlightened corporation can bring that city around where the elected Democrats and the powerless Republicans could not over the last sixty years.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Vonz90 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:44 pm

Windy Wilson wrote:I vote for Detroit as well. Perhaps a well-educated and motivated population employed by an enlightened corporation can bring that city around where the elected Democrats and the powerless Republicans could not over the last sixty years.


Nothing can save Detroit, but I would not mind watching Amazon fail to do so.

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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby blackeagle603 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:30 am

Nothing can save Detroit, but I would not mind watching Amazon fail to do so.


:lol: yep, that's where I was going with mention of Detroit.

Something twisted about the minds of Navy guys who go on to live in Mfg.
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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby McClarkus » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:01 am

They could buy a town. With a boatload of land In flyover county for just about free. Then build your own. Do the Levittown thingie. Just a thought......
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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:26 am

McClarkus wrote:They could buy a town. With a boatload of land In flyover county for just about free. Then build your own. Do the Levittown thingie. Just a thought......


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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Windy Wilson » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:17 am

MiddleAgedKen wrote: build public-private partnerships.


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Re: Amazon Apparently Contemplating Leaving Seattle

Postby Johnnyreb » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:21 am

It's amusing. Amazon's founder supports liberal stuff all over the place. Yet Seattle has become so crazy even Bezos wants to leave.


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