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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 9:49 PM
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quoting you

from the same report, Chicago produced 36,459 tech degrees from 2011-2015, and added 40,740 tech jobs, for a net gain of 4,281
Completed the quote for you.
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And where do they go to work?
HB - I think we can (ass)ume they are not working in Chicago.
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 9:51 PM
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Completed the quote for you.
Ok you still answered your own question.
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2017, 9:52 PM
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the chicago vs. atlanta idiocy is getting a little too thick.

it's time for a time-out, children.
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Finally worth re-opening this thread.

Amazon Chooses 20 Locations as Finalists for New Headquarters
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Amazon said on Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters down to 20, including centers of technology like Boston as well as some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio.

The company, based in Seattle, selected the finalists out of a pile of more than 238 applications submitted by local officials in Mexico, Canada and the United States — all of them eager to attract the 50,000 high-paying jobs the company says it could bring. When the unusual public contest was announced in September, it set off a public charm offensive by the applicants, with many local officials trying to entice Amazon with tax breaks and other benefits.

Atlanta
Austin, Tex.
Boston
Chicago
Columbus, Ohio
Dallas
Denver
Indianapolis
Los Angeles
Miami
Montgomery County, Md.
Nashville
Newark
New York
Northern Virginia
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Raleigh, N.C.
Toronto, Canada
Washington, D.C.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 2:33 PM
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Disappointed Detroit and Cleveland aren't on the list. Would have been nice to see St Louis as well. And KC isn't there but I'm not surprised.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 2:38 PM
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The ones I'm surprised that are on the list are Montgomery County Md, Indianapolis, and Columbus.
I'm most surprised that Detroit *didn't* make the list. Obviously I have no idea what was in their bid, but this would have been a great opportunity to boost a city that could really use it.
Anyway, Go Philly!
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 2:39 PM
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montegomery county, MD

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northern virginia

AND

washington D.C


all make the cut.

hmmmmm........
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 2:43 PM
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Oh God, not this again. There isn't gonna be a HQ2.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 2:46 PM
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Oh God, not this again. There isn't gonna be a HQ2.
I really don't think Amazon would be going through all this trouble if they weren't actually intending to go ahead with this.

And it should be noted, Seattle submitted a bid (as did Tacoma) but they aren't on the list. So anyone who thought this was just a bid by Amazon to extract more incentives from the State of Washington is looking rather silly right now.
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The thing with Detroit is that they obviously didn't lose out because of its lack of transit (because otherwise, how do you explain Raleigh, Nashville and Indianapolis?).

Detroit's just a hard sell with its perception (rightly or wrongly) of being a crime-ridden, bankrupt, impoverished, has-been hellhole.
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montegomery county, MD

AND

northern virginia

AND

washington D.C


all make the cut.

hmmmmm........
I was thinking the exact same thing, Steely! To me, all three of these are pretty much the same place!

Other than that glaring issue (and the notable lack of Detroit being included), most of the cities remaining are pretty much the ones I thought would be there. Perhaps Columbus and Indianapolis are a bit of a surprise, but that's just my $.02.

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Interesting that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has already specified that the state would push for the Amazon site to be more or less co-located with the new Under Armor site and redevelopment, here:

http://buildportcovington.com/
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 2:56 PM
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montegomery county, MD

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northern virginia

AND

washington D.C


all make the cut.

hmmmmm........
Yeah... that's what I got from the list as well...
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 2:57 PM
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Anyway, here are the cities I'm rooting for, in approximate order.

Chicago
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
Columbus
Indianapolis
Newark
New York

And as I said earlier in this thread, the two cities I'm rooting against are:
Atlanta
Dallas

Most of the rest I'm indifferent to, or don't think they have good chances (like, Nashville).
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 2:58 PM
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Am I the only one who is shocked at Miami being on it?
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 3:01 PM
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Am I the only one who is shocked at Miami being on it?
No more shocked than I am about NYC and LA being on the list.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 3:02 PM
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Glad to see Toronto make the list even with the blunt objection to any government incentives. Don't really expect it to happen but at least they satiated our desire a little longer.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 3:04 PM
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I'm not shocked about Miami. It's one of the "sexier" spots on the list. Arguably the best weather-wise despite hurricane threats.

Out of the 20 who can benefit from it the most? Who needs an Amazon and who doesn't? And why?
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 3:05 PM
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No more shocked than I am about NYC and LA being on the list.
LA was a shocker too, but Miami is a head-scratcher... for me. NYC makes sense in some ways, but not on cost. Miami doesn't make sense to me for any reason. That was a true dark horse.
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