Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Dallas has decided to stay mum on whether or not Amazon came back calling. Not sure how that's a competitive advantage; other cities have been letting the world know about the follow-ups.. but whatever, it really says nothing about whether You're the Favorite or not.
Simply put, We really don't know how Dallas is doing in this "contest".
Everything seems to indicate that it's DC's to lose.
I knew there had to be a reason KDC was involved in the DMN transaction.
DPatel304 wrote:Could it be possible that Austin is only mentioned as a way to gain more incentives from Dallas? I just can't see how Austin is seriously being considered, knowing what Amazon is looking for. On top of that, didn't they also publicly state they wouldn't be giving out any incentives?
These sources told CNBC that a final decision is "close" and may come down to Northern Virginia or Austin, Texas — or perhaps a split between both cities.
Cbdallas wrote:I have always thought it made the most sense to have a west east and third coast middle spot (Dallas). We will probably find out in a short while. Once the rumors run rampant they don't want to drag it out and get ahead of the dialogue.
Tnexster wrote:Look at that Dallas location. It's across the street from the DART station, on top of the street car line into oak cliff and directly adjacent to the HSR connection. If you desire those types of connections you don't get better in Dallas.
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Where's the Austin locale?
Kelley USA wrote:^^ My guess then would be Crystal City and Austin (just like the CNBC article mentioned). This would give Amazon a presence on both the East & West Coast along with a presence in the Central Time Zone. I guess it could be Dallas. Splitting the HQ probably moves Austin up on the list though.
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I hear a winner or winners could be announced this week or next.
The Times report also confirmed that the deal is close to being finalized.
jwuebben wrote:this is settled right? they picked DC and NYC correct? what a letdown..
muncien wrote:But once you break the premise of an 'equal' HQ2 and decide to split it out to multiple cities, then really they are just satellite offices. At that point, why not go with three, or even four cities?
Kelley USA wrote:jwuebben wrote:this is settled right? they picked DC and NYC correct? what a letdown..
Yes, there are multiple reports out now that DC and NYC are the 2 picks. I can understand DC, but NYC doesn't make much sense to me. High cost of living, lack of available (affordable housing), State income tax for your employees, outdated transit.
Tnexster wrote:I have been very flat about this process from the beginning and now that it is over am pleased they did not come here. We are better off gathering a multitude of smaller deals with smaller numbers than one gigantic gorilla that can then tell the city what to do. Too many good things are happening here despite the endless criticism we get from our own on this forum. Dallas is a good deal, if it were not we would not be scoring so many HQ relocation's and business expansions. Many locations across the country would give a lot for a fraction of the success this region enjoys. Say goodbye to Amazon, we are better off without it.
dallaz wrote:Wow...tough room. These are only rumors (at least for now). It could always go the other way.
Hypothetically speaking, if Dallas isn’t selected....we will be just fine. We’re not an economically depressed city. Either way, I have a fairly positive outlook on the future of Dallas.
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