Skip to comments.Survey: Which Amazon HQ2 city would you live in? (FReep a poll)
Posted on 07/04/2018 11:55:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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It’ll be Boston. There’s a prime site available near downtown, the airport and mass transit. Huge output of top quality IT graduates from multiple schools. A livable, walkable city that is in line with Google’s values. You’ll see!
I chose the big “D” in the survey!
Columbus, if only for there being a Midwestern HQ city.
Pittsburgh. I fly in and out of there a half dozen times a year. They have it going on.
Carnegie-Mellon for the talent base,
Low cost of living, relative to the west coast.
50% of the US population lives within 500 miles.
Yes, I think Dallas would work for Amazon.
Big city, but not so congested.
Itll be Boston.
Ha ha ha, I just left that hellhole. One of those people who makes around $300k and is tired of getting financially raped by the fine gov of MA. I moved to Dallas....OMG so much better in Every Single Way!!!! I had a 4 hr commute each day in Boston (about a 30 mile drive). Bezos is a lib scumbag, but he is not stupid. No way he would ever put a headquarters in a Union heavy, expensive, traffic nightmare, horrible people, high tax place like Boston. My advice: Get out while you can becasue there is a reckoning coming for that area soon.
It’s not going to go in Dallas, Dallas sucks, terrible traffic, and there’s no good spot for it to go.
I’m guessing it’s going to be the Frisco area location - north of Dallas. Several of the cities up in that area have been in the top ten growth (percentage and flat number) cities in the country, for the past several years. Nice area, very close to dfw, and some of the better public schools. Has most, if not all, of the requirements Amazon is looking for. And Texas is one of the most business-friendly states.
I voted Dallas, but I live in the Fort Worth suburbs. I wouldn’t LIVE in Dallas, though I’ve worked there.
Tarrant county, which contains Fort Worth, was the ONLY major metropolitan area in the country to vote majority Republican in 2016.
NONE! They are all demoncrat controlled, leftist, liberal hell holes.
I’m thinking the DFW area, as well. Affordable housing and no State income tax.
The Plano/Frisco area would be horrible traffic time to the DFW or Love airports.
Southlake would seem to me better located near DFW Airport and would also offer close access to Alliance Airport and Meachem in FW (which is planning on beginning commercial flights in a year or so).
Plano and the other north Dallas suburbs are as red as Fort Worth.
And they will bring the snowflake mentality with them like a virulent disease.
I picked the city I care the least about, so that the ones I love won't be ruined by hordes of Amazonians.
Major metro areas are ant farms for people.
I wouldn’t live in any of them. And I’ve see quite a few.
► We constantly have new blood coming in. And in order for the new people to fulfill themselves, they have to make you even more successful than you are already, so the first thing they say is, "Why are you doing it this way?"
► That's one reason we don't have any seniority list -- seniority is deadly to an organization, because it somehow implies that the higher up on the list you are, the better or more deserving you are, which is often not the case.
► We even encourage people to leave the company for a while by allowing them to come back without sacrificing their benefits, their credits for prior service in things like vacations and pensions.
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>>Its not going to go in Dallas, Dallas sucks, terrible traffic, and theres no good spot for it to go.<<
Agreed — it is also amazing how BORING downtown Dallas is compared to downtowns in other major metro areas — even L.A.!!
I figured the Star might be a draw although I haven’t had the chance to get over there yet.
Boston is fine as long as you commute from the burbs on the train.
If you try to drive into Boston, it is horrifying.
The city plan was made by sheep and goats. Really.
>>Try just FW - go there on the weekend, there’s tons of people wandering around Ft Worth, downtown is alive. And, free parking nights and weekends!<<
I was in FW engaged with Radio Shack on 9/11 and back again in 2005.
Sundance Square was a parking lot I used to cut through when walking from the Courtyard (still there) to the old and new Radio Shack facilities.
I remember the one thing you could not get was a good meal for a good price. Your options were Risky’s (overcooked and awful), Bennigans (badly cooked and awful), some Tex-Mex place (”Cocinas?” — slathered with nacho sauce and awful) and some good but expensive places like Del Friscos.
The fun part was they had the free evening rock concerts in the summer (don’t know if they still do that).
I as there to see Phantom at Bass Hall about a year ago and was amazed at the transformation of downtown FW. It was like a completely different place. Frankly, impressive as heck.
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