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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2018, 01:35:33 PM »
This is a hunch.  I think that Amazon wind up in the DC Metro area as 3 of the 20 locations are on this final 20 list.  It's DC, Montgomery County, MD and Northern VA.  If you put these locations on the map, it is clear that they are all adjacent to each other.   Bezos also owns the Washington Post.  DC is the political center as there are more chatter now that Amazon may face anti-trust or break up risk.  Just seem like it makes sense.  There are a lot of locations in NV and Montgomery that has vacancy issues because the shift is to DC.  Amazon can probably take 5mm sqft of space without any issue. 


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« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2018, 06:31:59 PM »
I was very surprised to see Montgomery County, DC, and northern VA as well. They are all on the DC metro (Moco may be a few minutes from the metro in Maryland)

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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2018, 08:33:07 PM »
This is a hunch.  I think that Amazon wind up in the DC Metro area as 3 of the 20 locations are on this final 20 list.  It's DC, Montgomery County, MD and Northern VA.  If you put these locations on the map, it is clear that they are all adjacent to each other.   Bezos also owns the Washington Post.  DC is the political center as there are more chatter now that Amazon may face anti-trust or break up risk.  Just seem like it makes sense.  There are a lot of locations in NV and Montgomery that has vacancy issues because the shift is to DC.  Amazon can probably take 5mm sqft of space without any issue.

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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2018, 07:38:26 PM »
Columbus is flying under the radar. Amazon already employees 6000 in Central Ohio

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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2018, 07:35:42 AM »
This is probably the most welcome, dumbest corporate decision in history. A 2nd corporate HQ... Really?

I know plenty of companies who have multiple research centers but, could you please name one U.S. company that has two HQ in the U.S.?

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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2018, 12:02:07 PM »
This is probably the most welcome, dumbest corporate decision in history. A 2nd corporate HQ... Really?

I know plenty of companies who have multiple research centers but, could you please name one U.S. company that has two HQ in the U.S.?

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What happens if one HQ decides one thing, and the other decides something else?

Will the AMZN empire split in two?

Will there be an Eastern AMZN and a Western AMZN? 

What happens if one of them is overrun?

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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2018, 12:43:57 PM »
This is probably the most welcome, dumbest corporate decision in history. A 2nd corporate HQ... Really?

I know plenty of companies who have multiple research centers but, could you please name one U.S. company that has two HQ in the U.S.?

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What happens if one HQ decides one thing, and the other decides something else?

Will the AMZN empire split in two?

Will there be an Eastern AMZN and a Western AMZN? 

What happens if one of them is overrun?

There's still a commander in chief over the entire company regardless of how many "HQ's" there are.
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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2018, 02:08:32 PM »
Columbus getting it would be awesome.  They also have a decent size presence near Cincinnati. I do wonder if the HQ2 is coming in to play for a possible proactive response to regulations.
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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2018, 07:42:27 PM »
This is probably the most welcome, dumbest corporate decision in history. A 2nd corporate HQ... Really?

I know plenty of companies who have multiple research centers but, could you please name one U.S. company that has two HQ in the U.S.?

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What happens if one HQ decides one thing, and the other decides something else?

Will the AMZN empire split in two?

Will there be an Eastern AMZN and a Western AMZN? 

What happens if one of them is overrun?

I do wonder if they ever consider splitting retail and AWS.

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Re: Amazon's new HQ poll
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2018, 05:09:47 AM »
Today’s WSJ analysis puts Dallas at the top and DC, Montgomery county/MD and Northern Virginia right after. Given that 3 of the top 4 essentially form the DMV region, I wonder if folks here have looked  at ways to play this - perhaps, stock options in local housing/infra/real estate developers?