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Old Posted May 14, 2018, 8:50 PM
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This is good news that the investment company may come to Philadelphia and that other businesses are considering the city; it means we have sizzle and we should; its a great city; tons of young people are moving here; its vibrant and not expensive.

I've read articles from people who have an elitist attitude; they generally only see New York and Los Angeles as being the only cities in America an its a long held misconception among some; I first encountered it on the West Coast in the early 1990's. This elite attitude is in many ways a detriment to those cities because it justifies them top dollar on everything and it gives businesses all the more reason to move to Philadelphia. There is a reason why New York and Los Angeles are losing businesses in droves so the elitist attitude doesn't serve their best interest but if we can benefit from it then why not?
In the WSJ article, since algorithmic finance can be done anywhere, Philly became the option. And, I think the main deciding factor for the parent(s) and business owner is that the kids were going to college in Philly. I presume, UPenn. So, that's the context within the decision and maybe a little push from our recent advertisement to Amazon to show Philly off. In the end, the guy and his family is doing this to keep the family together.

BTW, London is also considered an elitist city, it has some of the world's wealthiest properties and billionaires. Finance is part of its DNA, although some of that is changing somewhat.
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 2:22 AM
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Amazon has finished visiting the top 20 contenders for its new HQ

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Some cities are already seeing a 'halo effect' from making it onto Amazon's hot list.

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In Philadelphia, officials have seen a noticeable uptick in inquiries from businesses looking to open a new office.

“Since the HQ2 bid, we have experienced a number of companies who reference the Amazon pitch as a catalyst for their interest in Philadelphia as a location for business operations,” Lauren Cox from the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce told NBC News. “One London company, which had Philadelphia on its short list last fall, already began its move to the city in January.”
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Old Posted May 17, 2018, 12:39 PM
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That Irish betting website Paddy Power used to have Atlanta winning the Amazon bid at 3/1 odds, now they have Northern Virginia at 5/2. Oddly enough though, they only have a small handful of cities (or regions) on there:

Northern Virginia: 5/2
Montgomery County: 16/1
Raleigh: 20/1
Nashville: 22/1
Newark: 33/1
Columbus: 33/1
Indianapolis: 33/1

Quite a strange list IMO, obviously they've heard word that the DC metro is the leading contender, but they no longer have Philly, Atlanta, Boston, or NYC (among numerous others) on the list - the 3 former being very serious candidates in my eyes.

I don't think an Irish betting website has special insight, but I do wonder how they chose this list.
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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 2:49 AM
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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 3:04 AM
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The DC suburb in MD
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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 3:05 AM
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https://www.google.com/amp/www.phill...lty-trust/amp/

Nothing new here but the video has some good looks
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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 3:23 AM
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Selling a dream. What employer(s) is going to make that a reality. It's hard enough to forecast how business will do 12 months in advance, let alone forecast changes to Philly in the next 25 years. Meds/eds is boring and stodgy. If we can inject a new industry/sector of mass scale to SY, then there's hope that these buildings will get built. 30th street station needs serious upgrading, so hopefully that will happen will public funds. 30th street station with REAL high speed rail to DC, NYC, Boston will be the catalyst and impetus for significant development to SY. I hope the stars line up in 5-7 and not 20-25 years. That's just a ridiculous forecast and kinda of a pipe dream.
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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 4:39 AM
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Selling a dream. What employer(s) is going to make that a reality. It's hard enough to forecast how business will do 12 months in advance, let alone forecast changes to Philly in the next 25 years. Meds/eds is boring and stodgy. If we can inject a new industry/sector of mass scale to SY, then there's hope that these buildings will get built. 30th street station needs serious upgrading, so hopefully that will happen will public funds. 30th street station with REAL high speed rail to DC, NYC, Boston will be the catalyst and impetus for significant development to SY. I hope the stars line up in 5-7 and not 20-25 years. That's just a ridiculous forecast and kinda of a pipe dream.
So 30th st is currently being renovated as part of the 30th St District plan.
I'm pretty sure, though, when he said "the next 20 years ahead," he's referring to the fact that hopefully, in 20-25 years SY will be a staple of the area, full of bustle, commerce, and city life. The plan is still to crank it out over the next decade, with the first building apparently breaking ground this year in 3003 JFK.
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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 12:21 PM
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Meds/eds is boring and stodgy.
I have to disagree with this one. Not only is it a dynamic, growing industry (one that is essential to Philly’s future), but it is also one of the industries seeing the biggest investment of VC dollars overall. Some of the most ground-breaking research in the area is happening right here. If Philly can tap into this pipeline at the scale of (or approaching the scale of) the SF/NYC/Boston types, SY will rise sooner than later.

Also, what would be a “cool” industry? Is the giant innovation center that hovers over the city not good enough?
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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 1:21 PM
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I have to disagree with this one. Not only is it a dynamic, growing industry (one that is essential to Philly’s future), but it is also one of the industries seeing the biggest investment of VC dollars overall. Some of the most ground-breaking research in the area is happening right here. If Philly can tap into this pipeline at the scale of (or approaching the scale of) the SF/NYC/Boston types, SY will rise sooner than later.

Also, what would be a “cool” industry? Is the giant innovation center that hovers over the city not good enough?
Big IFs in the above. And, our VC dollars pale in comparision to the other cities you mentioned, but we made some improvements, but can't really compete with the big boys yet. Something major has to change for that dynamic to shift into Philly's favor. All I'm saying is that our huge workforce numbers are in educations (professors, assistants, teaching aides, support staff, etc), realizing there are university researchers in that mix getting medical and science studies published and peer-reviewed, and medicine, a la those who provide medical services to the ill and sick (e.g., immediate or chronic disease treatments, etc....think hospitals, health systems, urgent care centers).

I just like to see huge numbers in terms of workforce in say technology and engineering (from design to full scale production). "Cool" would be that we design and build stuff that the masses can use. The "giant innovation center" is a start and a great marketing tool, but it hasn't reach a critical level and mass where people think of Philly as innovating everyday common but high tech products we find in our household or see in services we use.

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Old Posted May 18, 2018, 1:50 PM
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Your thoughts?
My thoughts are we are definitely on the same page. The issue seems to be as much about perception as anything else and that CTC is one of the big potential marketing drivers. Thankfully, this seems to be slowly shifting - Philly is definitely seen as “cool” now, which is often equated with young, which carries all sorts of connotations. I’m happy that some of the major institutions (public and private) seem to be understanding this more and more and are starting to act in concert to make things happen.

If we can snag a few cooler companies (satellite offices work just fine with me), hopefully we’ll see the momentum continue. Definitely some if’s built into that equation, but i’m feeling bullish on the city right now
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Got a peek at the park from the train.

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Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 6:52 PM
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reach over the fence. I like the contrast with the steampunk septa station. They should guild that in something.

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I generally like how the park looks, but I worry that it won't be that useful in reality. For example, I don't see those arcing paths being very practical for walking from one place to another. Am I missing the point?
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 12:00 AM
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I really love watching a new park formed. Very exciting.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:32 AM
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It's not a skateboard park, that's for sure.
Not good for runners, unless you like running into other people as they all run around in circles.

What this park needs is benches, trash receptacles & food vendors.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 11:28 AM
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I generally like how the park looks, but I worry that it won't be that useful in reality. For example, I don't see those arcing paths being very practical for walking from one place to another. Am I missing the point?
Looking at the renders and not that they mean anything, it generally looks like those paths are just for design. They do show some people walking on those paths, but primarily just people lounging in the grass

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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 1:54 PM
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It's not a skateboard park, that's for sure.
Not good for runners, unless you like running into other people as they all run around in circles.

What this park needs is benches, trash receptacles & food vendors.
It's not... finished.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 7:05 PM
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That's a really nice park. Do we know when it's going to open? I'm ready for it.
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