Amazon hq2 already

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RollinUp

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RollinUpmore
Dec 31, 2017 74 Comments

It's 2018. Can you just announce hq2 already? Denver would be great so my house price can inflate and I can move elsewhere

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  • LinkedIn QWERTYPO
    Fuck Denver, Vancouver is the new sexy kid on the block.
    Jan 1, 2018 11
    • Amazon eek a 🐁
      Canada takes more immigrants per capita than the US does. In absolute numbers it's much smaller but in per capita numbers way higher.

      From a tech perspective Toronto has a bigger population base than SF and Vancouver is bigger than Seattle so absorbing tech immigration should be reasonable.
      Jan 2, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      DEADBEEF🍻

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      DEADBEEF🍻more
      True that Canada has more reasonable immigration. But again...who honestly thinks Bezos will bet 50% of his company for more reasonable immigration? Toronto is super expensive and has very high taxes along with the rest of Canada. Remember the requirements in the RFP.
      Jan 2, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      eYiX63

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      eYiX63more
      Canada has streamlined it's process for tech workers. Even startups are able to bring people over within 2 weeks. Moreover, there are strong financial incentives for employers. Canada pays like 25% of the salary for the first two years or something
      Jan 2, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      DEADBEEF🍻

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      DEADBEEF🍻more
      Sounds great for startups. Still doesn’t seem like Bezos will risk 50% of the company though.
      Jan 2, 2018
    • Hootsuite Yh1pbAUqC
      Don't move here it's too expensive
      Jan 2, 2018
  • Microsoft kkrkkr
    Vancouver FTW...fuck Donald Trump and AG's vision of anti-immigrant US of A
    Jan 1, 2018 8
    • Oracle
      Macchiato

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      Macchiatomore
      @YQKY82: what next genocide of the spotted Indians?
      Jan 1, 2018
    • IBM YQKY82
      If only
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Amazon 5dy5z8
      Toronto would be better than Vancouver. Van sucks.
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      DEADBEEF🍻

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      DEADBEEF🍻more
      Toronto probably would be better. But with housing prices being equally insane and extreme winters, high taxes, I don’t think “Silicon Valley North” stands a chance.
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Oracle
      Macchiato

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      Macchiatomore
      Wow @YQKY82. You set a new record for Blind douchebaggery. It is good that IBM is not worth anything and has no power, and probably neither do you.
      Jan 1, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Nw4h7E
    Austin Texas baby
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • CareerBuilder hdTI13
    it's either Austin or Atlanta
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • Google Ydwi78
    Basically every city is 100% sure they are going to get it.
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng
    DEADBEEF🍻

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    DEADBEEF🍻more
    Only city I’d move to is Denver. And that’s only if TC is at least 80% Seattle/BayArea.
    Jan 1, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      legend

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      legendmore
      Yeah, point noted. Amazon must keep in mind whether you will move or not before making a call on HQ2.
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      DEADBEEF🍻

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      DEADBEEF🍻more
      Good. Inform Bezos personally. I bring lots of earned value. 😬
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Revinate / Data JPQ
      Denver would be cool probably. They have tons of construction going on there, right? How much are the single-family homes now?
      Jan 2, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      DEADBEEF🍻

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      DEADBEEF🍻more
      Honestly Denver is going up in price...fast. But you can get a nice new SFH out in Stapleton for around 450k. Lots more suburbs expanding everywhere, but I’m interested mainly is good schools and not so far out in the weeds. Boulder is amazing but is way more expensive than Seattle at this point. Cherry Creek Area is awesome, but you need at least 800k for a townhome.

      TC for wherever Amazon goes will set the pace for just how frenzied it’ll be for people to move there and take a job.
      Jan 2, 2018
  • Twitter 80bo76
    Nah, where am I supposed to move in 5 years if all you techies ruin Colorado?
    Jan 1, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng
      DEADBEEF🍻

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      DEADBEEF🍻more
      Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide....👀
      Jan 1, 2018
  • VMware vSwami
    I still think it’ll be Atlanta
    Jan 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng me98402
    Boston is a big possibility
    Jan 2, 2018 6
    • Amazon / Eng me98402
      The article doesn't mean anything ..Amazon is big on working in a city....Boston authorities are offering space downtown and other tax incentives....Boston has a huge transportation network, international airport, and there is a lot of tech talent from the big engg schools...
      Jan 2, 2018
    • New / Eng
      RollinUp

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      RollinUpmore
      OP
      Every major city states the same things. Public transportation, international airport and tech talent. Welcome to the short list of 50 other cities.
      Jan 2, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng me98402
      It's very similar to Seattle :)
      Jan 2, 2018
    • All an airport needs is one trip to Canada or Mexico to be considered "international". The MBTA is bankrupt. Half the percentage of Boston makes 35k or less. 75% of people working in Boston don't live there.
      Jan 13, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng me98402
      These stats don't make a point.... Amazing hq2 will kickstart a local economy that's flailing. Anyways, we will know very soon.... Hold on to your horses
      Jan 13, 2018
  • Revinate / Data JPQ
    Why not pick an "empty" city? Stuffing into an already overpriced, congested area seems like a waste.
    Jan 1, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      user114

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      user114more
      Indianapolis would fit into this category then!
      Jan 1, 2018
    • New / Eng eBVT37
      Detroit!
      Jan 1, 2018
    • Whole Foods ModMagenta
      This. Please Amazonian Overlords use your power for good!
      Jan 1, 2018

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