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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 2:38 AM
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They could call it "The Jungle". That wouldn't be too on the nose about the Amazon name and give a nod to some Chicago literary history - although maybe not the nod Amazon wants..
Yeah but that treads on the historical Hamlet of June way Jungle IMO...
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2018, 5:28 AM
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There were 136 expressions of interest for the new Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) headquarters. The USDA will select a location by January 2019.

https://www.usda.gov/media/press-rel...sting-ers-nifa

Locations in Illinois, Maryland, and Virginia submitted the most expressions of interest. For Illinois, the following locations make the most sense for the new headquarters: Champaign, Quad Cites, and Peoria. Other Illinois locations that expressed interest are listed below.

Algonquin
Greater Peoria
Warrenville
Schaumburg
DuPage County
Kane County
Decatur
Orland Park
Huntley
Des Plaines
Barrington
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2018, 2:42 PM
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Champaign makes a lot of sense. I wish Amtrak would have more Chicago to Champaign runs though.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2018, 7:04 PM
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Because HQ2 speculation is either catnip or catatonia to us:

Three Experts Make Their Case for Where Amazon's New Headquarters Will Go [Forbes]

For the TL;DR crowd, the three experts, in order:

1. Oatlands, VA
2. Chicago, IL
3. Dallas, TX
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2018, 8:08 PM
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Because HQ2 speculation is either catnip or catatonia to us:

Three Experts Make Their Case for Where Amazon's New Headquarters Will Go [Forbes]

For the TL;DR crowd, the three experts, in order:

1. Oatlands, VA
2. Chicago, IL
3. Dallas, TX
If O'Hare was located in Aurora, then Amazon locating in Oatlands would make about as much sense as Amazon locating in Plano. In other words, it's not happening.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2018, 9:25 PM
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How did Aurora get involved?
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2018, 10:41 PM
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If O'Hare was located in Aurora, then Amazon locating in Oatlands would make about as much sense as Amazon locating in Plano. In other words, it's not happening.
To be clear, you mean Plano IL, not TX?
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How did Aurora get involved?
I think he or she means that Dulles is on the outskirts of the Metro area, which would be the equivalent of being in Aurora for Chicago.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2018, 11:37 PM
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How did Aurora get involved?
Because the distance of Oatlands to Washington DC is basically equidistant to the distance between Aurora to Chicago. I agree, that would be a dumb location that makes almost literally no sense. If you're going to pick the DC area, at least pick something semi urban already and close to many modes of public transit (i.e. Crystal City).


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Software company plans hiring spree at bigger Pru Plaza office

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...u-plaza-office

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A fast-growing software maker is expanding its footprint in the East Loop and planning a hiring run on local tech talent.

Sphera Solutions, which develops risk management software used by thousands of large companies to monitor their impact on the environment and public safety, leased the 29th floor at One Prudential Plaza for its global headquarters and aims to house 150 employees there by the end of next year, said Sphera President and CEO Paul Marushka.

The company's current 60 employees work today on the 19th floor of One Pru Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St., where Sphera opened in 2016.

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Now it is redoubling its local focus and mining the city's trove of young—and more affordable than the West Coast—tech talent, Marushka said, targeting dozens of developers as it transitions to offering cloud-based software.
So they hired 60 people within a few years of opening and now they want to hire another 90 by the end of next year. Not bad.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2018, 12:41 AM
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https://www.builtinchicago.org/2018/...fice-expansion


Can’t stop, won’t stop: Google just leased over 100,000 square feet of additional office space

by Michael Hines
October 25, 2018




Earlier this year, Crain’s reported that Google was considering Chicago for the location of a new operations center that could hold between 1,000 and 5,000 people. This summer, the Chicago Tribune reported that Google would add an additional 100,000 square feet of space near its current office in the Fulton Market district.
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Google told the Chicago Tribune that its employees would move into the first six floors of the building next fall. The company’s current Fulton Market space, which serves as the company’s Midwest headquarters, measures 372,000 square feet.

“What started out as a small sales office has now grown to house some of Google’s most critical teams with roughly over 1,000 employees working across product, engineering, technical infrastructure, advertising and more,” VP and Chicago office head Karen Sauder told the Tribune. “Chicago is considered an innovation hub for the greater Midwest and attracts incredible talent from across all industries.”

Chicago is considered an innovation hub for the greater Midwest and attracts incredible talent from across all industries.”
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It’s getting a bit hard to keep track of all the big-name tech companies expanding in Chicago. Salesforce was most recently in the spotlight when word broke of its plans to open a 500,000-square-foot office that could accommodate up to 5,000 new employees. A month before that, Facebook was in the news for leasing 263,000 square feet of space in the Loop. Apple is also said to be looking at Chicago for its new campus.
Oh, and don’t forget about Amazon’ HQ2. Chicago is one of 20 cities on the company’s shortlist.

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Old Posted Oct 26, 2018, 12:48 AM
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Nice, but I'm really eager to hear about any news about Salesforce
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2018, 3:50 PM
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Have they said where google would put that Operations Center? Would it be a new tower, that's alot of people!
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2018, 9:59 PM
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https://www.biztimes.com/2018/indust...enosha-county/



Chicago logistics company purchases nearly 50 acres in Kenosha County
Plans call for two industrial buildings totaling 1 million square feet



by Corrinne Hess October 29, 2018, 12:09 PM
A Chicago-based logistics company purchased nearly 50 acres of land just west of Interstate 94 in Kenosha County where it plans to build two industrial buildings totaling 1 million square feet.

Site plan submitted to the City of Kenosha in March.
A subsidiary of Logistics Property Company, LLC purchased 44.3 acres at 3902 128th Ave. in the city of Kenosha from J&L Drissel LLC for $5.7 million, a 2.3 acre property in the town of Paris at 12443 38th St. from the Marvin and Dolores Drissel Revocable Trust for $620,000 and a 1.8 acre property for $600,000 from Ronald Wallace, according to state records.
The land is located just west of Interstate 94 and south of the Uline and Amazon facilities in Kenosha.
In March, a subsidiary of Logistics Property Company submitted a petition to annex the Town of Paris parcels into the City of Kenosha and rezone the land to allow for the construction of two manufacturing and distribution facilities.
The first proposed building is located along the west frontage road. Documents submitted to the city show it is 717,600 square feet. The second building, located directly west, would be 288,000 square feet.

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Old Posted Oct 29, 2018, 10:25 PM
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^ Economic development could not be more mind-numbingly boring to look at than what's going on in SE Wisconsin when driving up I-94

Good that the jobs are coming, but I will miss the view of those green plains as far as the eye can see
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^ Economic development could not be more mind-numbingly boring to look at than what's going on in SE Wisconsin when driving up I-94

Good that the jobs are coming, but I will miss the view of those green plains as far as the eye can see
That's fine, let the rural land between Milwaukee and Chicago continue to develop and urbanize until it joins into one seamless metropolitan area.
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That's fine, let the rural land between Milwaukee and Chicago continue to develop and urbanize until it joins into one seamless metropolitan area.
But why would that be a good scenario - that is a lot of sprawl. I'd much rather see some sort of green belt/rural land exist between the 2 metro's.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2018, 2:57 PM
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But why would that be a good scenario - that is a lot of sprawl. I'd much rather see some sort of green belt/rural land exist between the 2 metro's.
It's not really though, industrial and logistics cannot locate in city centers anymore, the land isn't there to do it. These facilities are being built on the fringes of what is already a very densely developed industrial ring around Chicago. It's not sprawl if there's literally nowhere else you can practically put it, it's not like this is the announcement of a 2,000 tract housing development. Go drive down 294 to see what this corridor will turn into. If there is anywhere we should be locating massive industrial complexes it's between Milwaukee and Chicago because then it is as centrally located to as many workers and markets as possible. Better here than out by Aurora...
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2018, 3:11 PM
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^ But that's just it, it will encourage sprawl.

At least in Chicagoland we have Metra, and we have housing next to the Metra, and we have a demand for housing next to Metra. We have suburban downtowns which are variably appealing to people, and people are increasingly choosing to live near them to access Metra.

But Wisconsin is stuck in 1996. Other than some really forward-thinking stuff they did in downtown Kenosha a while back, all they really know how to do there is build sprawl-y, auto-oriented crap everywhere you look. Racine, for example, is one of the shittiest communities EVER, I know, I lived there. It has a nice downtown that thankfully was not allowed to die, but development continues further and further from the core and near I-94 where you get to gaze at some of the most suburban shit-holery ever. Even while the mall and older shopping centers further east are nearly vacant or in foreclosure, new ones are being built further west, despite the fact that the population is flat.

It's textbook bad planning, and in many Wisconsin towns they really don't care, they just want the jobs.

Anyhow, yes there will be a massive distribution/industrial complex between north Chicagoland and SE Wisconsin along I-94, but in the end it's the same old ugly sprawl with little to show for it in the end.
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Much easier to go east/west across country from Aurora than from Kenosha
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Much easier to go east/west across country from Aurora than from Kenosha
Doesn't matter, Illinois doesn't have Scott Walker....

It's the bending over backwards for business that many of these companies want
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