Yappi Sports - THE Ohio Prep Sports Authority  

Go Back   Yappi Sports - THE Ohio Prep Sports Authority > General Sports > General Board

Hello Guest!
Take a minute to register, It's 100% FREE! What are you waiting for?
Register Now
Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-18-18, 09:59 AM
Auggie's Avatar
Auggie Auggie is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 10-02-02
Location: The Other Side
Posts: 13,494
Auggie is on a distinguished road
Amazon Names 20 Finalist Cities for HQ2

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-names-20-...ome-1822189326

Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Indianapolis, IN
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Montgomery County, MD
Nashville, TN
Newark, NJ
New York City, NY
Northern Virginia, VA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Raleigh, NC
Toronto, ON
Washington DC
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-18-18, 10:03 AM
Taco MacArthur Taco MacArthur is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 03-14-17
Posts: 4,115
Taco MacArthur has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Oh God, trying to imagine another 50,000 people in Atlanta. It's already overpopulated and traffic is insane as is
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-18, 10:04 AM
Irwin20 Irwin20 is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 08-14-11
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 3,481
Irwin20 is on a distinguished road
I guess Cincinnati can move on now. I can't believe they ever thought they had a chance.

Forbes predicted the top 5 likely sites in October:

Atlanta, Austin, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Boston'


There were 238 proposals.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-18, 10:05 AM
Taco MacArthur Taco MacArthur is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 03-14-17
Posts: 4,115
Taco MacArthur has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irwin20 View Post
I guess Cincinnati can move on now. I can't believe they ever thought they had a chance.
Definitely a very longshot, but it would have silly not to at least try to court Amazon.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-18-18, 10:07 AM
Auggie's Avatar
Auggie Auggie is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 10-02-02
Location: The Other Side
Posts: 13,494
Auggie is on a distinguished road
A couple quick thoughts:

Only Ohio city is Columbus and it is probably one of the longest shots from this list with a small airport and lack of public transportation.

Some duplication in Regions, Newark/NYC and Montgomery County/Northern Virginia/Washington DC. Maybe these folks team up for one bid?

There is a noticeable lack of west coast cities, in particular no SF Bay area locations made the cut.

The favorite at this time is Austin, it keeps the jobs and physical foot print absorbed by the Whole Foods purchase and is a blue city in the deepest red state. Also hearing some chatter on Boston, very Seattle like with all boxes checked.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-18-18, 10:15 AM
lotr10 lotr10 is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 08-26-03
Location: fairfield, ohio
Posts: 25,117
lotr10 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Auggie View Post
A couple quick thoughts:

Only Ohio city is Columbus and it is probably one of the longest shots from this list with a small airport and lack of public transportation.

Some duplication in Regions, Newark/NYC and Montgomery County/Northern Virginia/Washington DC. Maybe these folks team up for one bid?

There is a noticeable lack of west coast cities, in particular no SF Bay area locations made the cut.

The favorite at this time is Austin, it keeps the jobs and physical foot print absorbed by the Whole Foods purchase and is a blue city in the deepest red state. Also hearing some chatter on Boston, very Seattle like with all boxes checked.
I think you're spot on here. This is Austin's to lose. Like you noted the California transplants will love the progressive vibe of Austin while the lawyers and bean counters will love the Red State practices of Texas. It's a win/win.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-18-18, 10:16 AM
lotr10 lotr10 is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 08-26-03
Location: fairfield, ohio
Posts: 25,117
lotr10 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irwin20 View Post
I guess Cincinnati can move on now. I can't believe they ever thought they had a chance.

Forbes predicted the top 5 likely sites in October:

Atlanta, Austin, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Boston'


There were 238 proposals.
Can't fault them for trying and Cincy still could get an MLS franchise soon!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-18-18, 10:20 AM
Zunardo Zunardo is offline
All American
 
Join Date: 03-03-10
Posts: 1,942
Zunardo is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Auggie View Post

The favorite at this time is Austin, it keeps the jobs and physical foot print absorbed by the Whole Foods purchase and is a blue city in the deepest red state. Also hearing some chatter on Boston, very Seattle like with all boxes checked.
They're about to get the Columbus Crew and have their own pro soccer team, and now this? Who'da thunk?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-18-18, 10:22 AM
Irwin20 Irwin20 is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 08-14-11
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 3,481
Irwin20 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur View Post
Definitely a very longshot, but it would have silly not to at least try to court Amazon.
Agree, worth a shot.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-18-18, 10:36 AM
Zunardo Zunardo is offline
All American
 
Join Date: 03-03-10
Posts: 1,942
Zunardo is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur View Post
Definitely a very longshot, but it would have silly not to at least try to court Amazon.
http://www.columbusceo.com/business/...ere-jeff-bezos
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-18-18, 10:39 AM
Taco MacArthur Taco MacArthur is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 03-14-17
Posts: 4,115
Taco MacArthur has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Quote:
Originally Posted by Auggie View Post
A couple quick thoughts:

Only Ohio city is Columbus and it is probably one of the longest shots from this list with a small airport and lack of public transportation.

Some duplication in Regions, Newark/NYC and Montgomery County/Northern Virginia/Washington DC. Maybe these folks team up for one bid?

There is a noticeable lack of west coast cities, in particular no SF Bay area locations made the cut.

The favorite at this time is Austin, it keeps the jobs and physical foot print absorbed by the Whole Foods purchase and is a blue city in the deepest red state. Also hearing some chatter on Boston, very Seattle like with all boxes checked.
Not shocking, really since they already have a westcoast HQ.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-18-18, 10:55 AM
Auggie's Avatar
Auggie Auggie is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 10-02-02
Location: The Other Side
Posts: 13,494
Auggie is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taco MacArthur View Post
Not shocking, really since they already have a westcoast HQ.
Then why have LA? Talking to the folks that I work with in the buildings in Seattle Jeff doesn't want to but heads with silicon valley and he is worried about losing personnel to these firms when they move talent to the new HQ2.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-18-18, 11:03 AM
Neopolitan Neopolitan is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 10-12-16
Posts: 5,107
Neopolitan is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by Auggie View Post
Then why have LA? Talking to the folks that I work with in the buildings in Seattle Jeff doesn't want to but heads with silicon valley and he is worried about losing personnel to these firms when they move talent to the new HQ2.
This is correct. If the HQ is too close to Silicon Valley, it becomes much easier for Google/FB/etc to poach talent. If the person needs to move a long distance, that's one more barrier to getting them to leave.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-18-18, 11:04 AM
Auggie's Avatar
Auggie Auggie is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 10-02-02
Location: The Other Side
Posts: 13,494
Auggie is on a distinguished road
Another area to keep an eye on is DC. A person I just talked with at Amazon says there is a reason that there were 3 bids in that area still on the list, add in that Bezos owns the Washington Post and it could make sense. She also said keep an eye on Newark, it gives them the NYC metro area and they would give Amazon incentives that would be politically impossible in Manhattan.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-18-18, 11:29 AM
Taco MacArthur Taco MacArthur is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 03-14-17
Posts: 4,115
Taco MacArthur has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Quote:
Originally Posted by Auggie View Post
Then why have LA?
No idea.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-18-18, 11:46 AM
Sig Hansen Sig Hansen is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 03-28-08
Location: not Cleveland
Posts: 17,513
Sig Hansen can only hope to improve
I'm kind of surprised Detroit didn't make the cut. It was always going to be a longshot but Amazon could have basically purchased the entire city and transformed it into whatever they wanted. Would probably be pretty hard to convince 50k people to move to Detroit though.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-18-18, 12:06 PM
redskin17 redskin17 is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 01-11-05
Location: The land of Rattlesnakes
Posts: 10,292
redskin17 is on a distinguished road
Austin- San Antonio is becoming a new silicon valley, I think Austin is the front runner, however there is infrastructure issues in the city, that are slowly being addressed. There is a ton of open land in SW Austin near the airport and out toward the Speedway that could be idea for Amazon.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-18-18, 12:10 PM
redskin17 redskin17 is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 01-11-05
Location: The land of Rattlesnakes
Posts: 10,292
redskin17 is on a distinguished road
At first glance, my 5 would be:

Austin
Columbus
Indy
Nashville
Raleigh
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-18-18, 12:39 PM
winbypin winbypin is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 09-12-06
Posts: 9,230
winbypin is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by redskin17 View Post
At first glance, my 5 would be:

Austin
Columbus
Indy
Nashville
Raleigh
That's a pretty good list. I think the gap might be a little larger between Austin & the other four. All good cities and think the Amazon employees would like them too.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-18-18, 12:53 PM
Neopolitan Neopolitan is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 10-12-16
Posts: 5,107
Neopolitan is an unknown quantity at this point
I don't think Columbus has much of a chance. The public transportation is essentially non-existent which Amazon listed as an important criteria.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-18-18, 01:04 PM
queencitybuckeye queencitybuckeye is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 11-12-09
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4,545
queencitybuckeye will become famous soon enough
I would highly suspect the real list is much shorter, the 20 names designed only to yield another round of publicity when they cut it to the 3-5 they've already selected.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-18-18, 01:25 PM
Auggie's Avatar
Auggie Auggie is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 10-02-02
Location: The Other Side
Posts: 13,494
Auggie is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by queencitybuckeye View Post
I would highly suspect the real list is much shorter, the 20 names designed only to yield another round of publicity when they cut it to the 3-5 they've already selected.
This. If I was handicapping this thing it would look like this>

Austin



Boston

Montgomery County/Northern Virginia/Washington DC
Newark
Atlanta
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-18-18, 04:55 PM
EagleGuy EagleGuy is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 06-26-16
Location: Idora Park
Posts: 2,633
EagleGuy is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neopolitan View Post
I don't think Columbus has much of a chance. The public transportation is essentially non-existent which Amazon listed as an important criteria.
Same with Raleigh. A lot of talk about mass transit is not the same as having it. I assume Amtrak does not count.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-18-18, 08:19 PM
eastisbest eastisbest is offline
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 08-27-06
Posts: 18,377
eastisbest will become famous soon enougheastisbest will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sig Hansen View Post
I'm kind of surprised Detroit didn't make the cut. It was always going to be a longshot but Amazon could have basically purchased the entire city and transformed it into whatever they wanted. Would probably be pretty hard to convince 50k people to move to Detroit though.
All that money moved to Oakland County, it didn't go away and enough of their kids are moving back to make it a city again. With Ann Arbor just up the road and the lakes to the north and Canada/Toronto so close, I AM surprised it didn't make the list. Perhaps still not central enough. And you're right, I think they could have their way with real estate, perhaps their own city.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-18-18, 09:06 PM
domi domi is offline
All American
 
Join Date: 09-06-16
Posts: 1,150
domi is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neopolitan View Post
I don't think Columbus has much of a chance. The public transportation is essentially non-existent which Amazon listed as an important criteria.
I would think that combined with the distribution center they already have here makes Cbus a very long shot.

What seems like a forever labor shortage isn't going to help anyone, either.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-19-18, 08:51 AM
Zunardo Zunardo is offline
All American
 
Join Date: 03-03-10
Posts: 1,942
Zunardo is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neopolitan View Post
I don't think Columbus has much of a chance. The public transportation is essentially non-existent which Amazon listed as an important criteria.
Quote:
Originally Posted by EagleGuy View Post
Same with Raleigh. A lot of talk about mass transit is not the same as having it. I assume Amtrak does not count.
If Amazon is as forward-thinking as they'd like us to believe, it's possibly they could be swayed by the fact that Columbus won an initial $50 million in grant money from USDOT to futurize it's public transport:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...row-180959564/

https://gizmodo.com/why-columbus-won...tat-1782501311

And at last count, more entities had contributed, bringing the total to $500 million to play with for the initiative. The question is, can they make it count for something worthwhile? Even if they've already lost Amazon, it could prove interesting down the road, pardon the expression.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article...ation-network/
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-19-18, 01:29 PM
EagleGuy EagleGuy is offline
All World
 
Join Date: 06-26-16
Location: Idora Park
Posts: 2,633
EagleGuy is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zunardo View Post
If Amazon is as forward-thinking as they'd like us to believe, it's possibly they could be swayed by the fact that Columbus won an initial $50 million in grant money from USDOT to futurize it's public transport:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...row-180959564/

https://gizmodo.com/why-columbus-won...tat-1782501311

And at last count, more entities had contributed, bringing the total to $500 million to play with for the initiative. The question is, can they make it count for something worthwhile? Even if they've already lost Amazon, it could prove interesting down the road, pardon the expression.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article...ation-network/
How cool is this!?! Very, very exciting for Columbus. Crazy how $50M swelled into $500M with the goal of $1B. I'm sure a lot will be learned - do's and don'ts - and passed on to other interested cities. I look forward to hearing how this initiative progresses!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-19-18, 02:41 PM
Raider6309 Raider6309 is offline
All American
 
Join Date: 04-12-15
Location: Athens
Posts: 1,994
Raider6309 is on a distinguished road
My guess is Pittsburgh
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-19-18, 02:47 PM
Crusaders Crusaders is online now
All Yappi
 
Join Date: 09-06-04
Location: Not Cincinnati
Posts: 35,500
Crusaders is on a distinguished road
Columbus is investing in a self-driving car network. Probably not the sort of "public transit" they're looking for.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-19-18, 03:17 PM
Buck_98 Buck_98 is offline
All Ohio
 
Join Date: 02-09-16
Location: Tir Na Nog
Posts: 717
Buck_98 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusaders View Post
Columbus is investing in a self-driving car network. Probably not the sort of "public transit" they're looking for.
I think this will include box trucks and eventually tractor trailers.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Registration Booster - Powered By Dirt RIF CustUmz