eburress wrote:With Uber falling through I'm becoming jealous of Austin's ability to attract Bay Area tech refugees. Even Houston landed HP. Houston.
A contrarian view here, but I am wondering if the thing that is driving Uber to downsize, i.e. improving financial performance, might also drive the HQ to Dallas.
I thought of that as well, but I remembered that Uber is finishing out their new buildings at the HQ in SF as recently as 2019. I just dont see them abandoning their shiny new building. Then again, if something like that were to happen, i would see it as a bad omen. Dallas has had bad luck in getting company relocations at the tail end of their existence, i.e Blockbuster
But then again, I’m not really sure what to make of the new tech HQ moves in Austin. They’re not « REAL » HQ relocations, more like corporate relocations for tax purposes, with some jobs attached to them, unlike the Toyota US HQ move which was a proper relocation with engineering jobs. Oracle still expects to keep a lot of their Redwood City Jobs. So at the very least we might get something like that in Deep Ellum, a corporate HQ relocation for the purposes of taxes. I mean, i guess we’ll take it.