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1 Strategist   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 9, 9:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

They can't be serious. San Jose does not have mass transit. Amazon should go to Dallas.

"Among Amazon’s requirements: a city that is at least 45 minutes from a large international airport; has access to mass transit; and is near a “population center.” It will give preference to cities that have the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent, and that have a “stable and business-friendly environment.”
2 wave9x   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 9, 10:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

San Jose has a 0.8 jobs:people ratio. They are a jobs poor city. They are picking up the housing slack for Palo Alto and Mountain View but not getting the business tax revenue they should be getting.
4 zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 9, 11:43am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Strategist says
They can't be serious. San Jose does not have mass transit. Amazon should go to Dallas.

and that have a “stable and business-friendly environment.”


That rules out Chicago.
5 Bellingham Bill   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 9, 12:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

why not both?
6 tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 9, 12:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

If Amazon even announces it is moving near the SF Bay Area, rents will begin to double.
7 KimJongUn   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 9, 12:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

tovarichpeter says
If Amazon even announces it is moving near the SF Bay Area, rents will begin to double.


Gimme my $3M for my shack and I'm outta here!
8 Booger   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 9, 2:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

tovarichpeter says
If Amazon even announces it is moving near the SF Bay Area, rents will begin to double.


Do you really think that they are dumb enough to do that?
9 tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 9, 3:56pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

No, I don't. What does frost me however is when local politicians in an area which has a critical shortage of affordable housing seem to actually want to make it even worse.

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