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Re: Amazon is seeking a home for its HQ2, a $5 billion second headquarters
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 10:24:08 AM »
You can have it. Don't need any more Amazon stuff here in Ohio. YOUR state can give all the tax breaks. I don't want to see the quality of life or the community atmosphere change. Much better than the really BIG major cities/population centers.

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Re: Amazon is seeking a home for its HQ2, a $5 billion second headquarters
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 02:59:45 PM »
I don't live in the really big major cities...close enough, yet far enough to have a much more laid back life.
I do like Tampa/St Petersburg and north of Orlando though.

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Re: Amazon is seeking a home for its HQ2, a $5 billion second headquarters
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 04:14:33 AM »
Tulsa is trying hard to get it, saying how great our state and people are.  Lessee - crappy internet unless youre in downtown area, it's still okay to fire ppl here for being gay, even though we have an intl. airport, air service is pretty lacking, and mass transit is virtually non-existant.  Yeah, sounds like a place Amazon would love to open up shop, not. ::)

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Re: Amazon is seeking a home for its HQ2, a $5 billion second headquarters
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 10:08:06 AM »
They need internet.
Not spotty internet.
Really, excellent internet.

Amazon from my research tends to go more rural than metropolitan as long as it's near rail, airports and interstates.
Right?


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Re: Amazon is seeking a home for its HQ2, a $5 billion second headquarters
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 06:22:56 PM »
From what I've seen, they like a mix of rural for larger facilities and outskirts of metro for same day deliveries, but I haven't studied their more recent acquisitions very much.

One of their early warehouses was an old textbook warehouse just outside of Coffeyville KS. It has rail and a small two lane highway to Tulsa (about an hour and a half drive).  The highway is now 4 lane the entire way. It was only 4 lane, 2 lanes each direction, when Amazon bought the place. Amazon isn't using that warehouse any more, though, which seems odd to me since it's centrally located in U.S. (which is what appealed to them when they bought it).

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Re: Amazon is seeking a home for its HQ2, a $5 billion second headquarters
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 09:15:43 PM »
We have one in Lakeland.
I wouldn't call us rural with close to 175,000 residents.
BUT, we do have excellent access to I-4, airports and trains.

Now Ruskin, FL....used to be rural but has close proximity to rail, major roads, airports and trains.

On Reddit the other day in the FL subreddit a pic was posted of an Amazon plane (similar size as FED EX/UPS) at Tampa International Airport.
How kewl is that?

  

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