Amazon HQ2

kenny6

Gold Member
#42
Uhmm Yes. You think pot is some kind of insanity creator - hardly. It's the fuel of Silicon Valley. The internet economy is based on thinking outside the box, Your world is stuck in a congregated UPS delivered parallelogram.
I don't have anything against pot but -

Pot is the fuel of Silicon Valley? Lmao. Dude stop.
 
#44
Uhmm Yes. You think pot is some kind of insanity creator - hardly. It's the fuel of Silicon Valley. The internet economy is based on thinking outside the box, Your world is stuck in a congregated UPS delivered parallelogram.
My world is stuck on a guy driving a UPS truck or forklift baked on your farms product and he kills someone.

For what seems to be a nice, educated guy sometimes you are a fricking idiot.
 

Mommyp

Platinum Member
#47
My world is stuck on a guy driving a UPS truck or forklift baked on your farms product and he kills someone.

For what seems to be a nice, educated guy sometimes you are a fricking idiot.
This is HQ not a warehouse. These are business, operations and technical staff. The HQ2 requirement of being in technical hub gives some clue as to the type of employees they want to fill the 50,000 jobs. NONE will on the road delivering packages.

Besides impaired driving is impaired driving whether it is vodka or frosty white it is a crime. The legalization of marijuana has NO effect on jobs that routinely are drug tested. This concept of refer fever is madness unto itself.
 

Geck

Platinum Member
#50
To say a company like Amazon would consider Transgender rights, legality of weed and buying whiskey on Sundays as a decision as to where their second headquarters goes is rather comical in my mind. People, People, they are looking for a city which offers them a good location to travel to other business sites for executives, lower cost of living for employees, affordable housing and good education for children. extra curricular activities like sports are a plus as well. At the end of the day Tax incentives also come into play and what kind headquarters can they build out and what would it cost to do that. They don't care about the other political factors so much. They will also have to look at a place that has a workforce that can replace their existing one in case some of their employees don't want to move. This area with its IT heavy workforce provides that. We will see what happens.
 

Invader

Silver Member
#51
To say a company like Amazon would consider Transgender rights, legality of weed and buying whiskey on Sundays as a decision as to where their second headquarters goes is rather comical in my mind. People, People, they are looking for a city which offers them a good location to travel to other business sites for executives, lower cost of living for employees, affordable housing and good education for children. extra curricular activities like sports are a plus as well. At the end of the day Tax incentives also come into play and what kind headquarters can they build out and what would it cost to do that. They don't care about the other political factors so much. They will also have to look at a place that has a workforce that can replace their existing one in case some of their employees don't want to move. This area with its IT heavy workforce provides that. We will see what happens.
" [h=4]https://www.amazon.com/b?node=10080092011

Diversity of thought[/h]
Amazon has hundreds of millions of customers who benefit from diversity of thought. We are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to decisions and inventing on behalf of our customers. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, culture, education, as well as professional and life experience. We are working to develop leaders and shape future talent pools to help us meet the needs of our customers around the world.

We believe that diversity and inclusion are good for our business, but our commitment is based on something more fundamental than that. It's simply right. Amazon has always been, and always will be, committed to tolerance and diversity. These are enduring values for us, which are reflected in our Leadership Principles, and nothing will change that. As we invest in global programs to accelerate our progress, we want to share some of our action"
 

Rooster

Silver Member
#52
" [h=4]https://www.amazon.com/b?node=10080092011

Diversity of thought[/h]
Amazon has hundreds of millions of customers who benefit from diversity of thought. We are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to decisions and inventing on behalf of our customers. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, culture, education, as well as professional and life experience. We are working to develop leaders and shape future talent pools to help us meet the needs of our customers around the world.

We believe that diversity and inclusion are good for our business, but our commitment is based on something more fundamental than that. It's simply right. Amazon has always been, and always will be, committed to tolerance and diversity. These are enduring values for us, which are reflected in our Leadership Principles, and nothing will change that. As we invest in global programs to accelerate our progress, we want to share some of our action"
No offense dawg, but what their corporate mission statement says they "believe" will become quite secondary to whoever is offering the largest stack of cash.


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#53
No offense dawg, but what their corporate mission statement says they "believe" will become quite secondary to whoever is offering the largest stack of cash.


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NO S. Liberals sell themselves to the highest bidder and drop morals faster than anyone. See Hollywood as example number 1.
 

Mommyp

Platinum Member
#54
I can assure its not about the cash. There will be at least 5 finalists that will be unloading incentives by the ocean container. All the finalists will have a good technical pool. All the finalists will have decent QOL. So between the 5 finalists it will come down to where the execs want to live. That's where personal freedoms make the differentiation. In a diverse population each executive will see a group they can identify with. When you mention TEXAS to Seattle residents, you get this furrowed brow and look of disdain. Seattle can deal with relocating to Denver but Dallas (uhg). Justified or not your reputation precedes you.

Legalization of weed says more than just you are not a Neanderthal, it says you are willing to look at things with a fresh perspective, examine data before having a knee jerk reaction and are open to new ideas.
 

Griffin

Silver Member
#55
Funny, people from the coasts are moving here in droves.

What can you do in Denver that you can't do in Dallas?
I live in Frisco and do a LOT of business in NW Denver and DFW. I can tell you this, the locals in Denver dont go to the mountains much because it has become a hassle (traffic, cost, tourists,etc). Other than the view of the Rockies, the city is butt ugly brown and dirty. From a business standpoint, hands down, DFW wins HQ2. I dont see any other competitor. It will be central US, good incentives and good weather. I was in Minneapolis a month ago and the local news was saying "we arent giving incentives, if they want Minnesota then they come for our lifestyle, not our cash" LOL, they are out.
 

Len_A

Bronze Member
#58
So, I guess Detroit’s out of the running. Big surprise. Not.
As a Detroiter, I have to say "not a surprise". Two big factors: the brain-drain of educated talent leaving the state after graduating, and the lack of decent mass transit. Otherwise, for the last four years, downtown Detroit has been on a tear of new development.
 

cyning

Senior Member
#59
I see that Dallas is still in the running, but I’m unclear whether that’s Dallas, the city, meaning Frisco is out, or Dallas, the metroplex, meaning Frisco is still in the running.

Anybody got more details?
 

vsellis

Scott Ellis
Staff member
#60
I see that Dallas is still in the running, but I’m unclear whether that’s Dallas, the city, meaning Frisco is out, or Dallas, the metroplex, meaning Frisco is still in the running.

Anybody got more details?
From what I've seen, the Dallas "area" (including Frisco, Plano, etc...) is still in.