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willeaux
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Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
Get to work Edwards.

The Seattle-based online retailer said Thursday it plans to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America that will house up to 50,000 employees and cost $5 billion to build and operate.

The company is soliciting bids for the project, dubbed Amazon’s “HQ2,” and said it would prioritize metropolitan areas with more than one million people.

“We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters,” Amazon’s Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in prepared remarks. “Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in upfront and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. We’re excited to find a second home.”

Amazon estimates that its existing Seattle headquarters, which opened in 2010, has brought an additional $38 billion in investments to the local economy.

Existing senior leaders will get to choose whether they locate their teams in the Seattle headquarters, HQ2 or both, the company said.
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4LSU2
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
at thinking LA has even the slightest chance in hell at this.


willeaux
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
I'm thinking Rayville.


gatorrocks
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
A tech hub will land it outside of silicon valley.

I'd bet it ends up on the east coast.


CunningLinguist
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
Somewhere in Texas. Just like a lot of these other
companies moving their HQ from CA to TX.
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4LSU2
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
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Somewhere in Texas. Just like a lot of these other companies moving their HQ from CA to TX.


That's because the tax rate in CA has driven them out. The problem is that the democrats can't understand why their agenda doesn't work but continues the same rhetoric when they transfer to states like Texas.


4LSU2
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
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I'm thinking Rayville.


The old Guide plant on Millhaven is ready to go.


willeaux
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
They'll have plenty of sweet incentives sent their way. Texas does make the most sense. Is there a similar tech area on the East Coast?


willeaux
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
I don't know. Might be a little posh for their taste.


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Cdawg
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
A good guess would be Austin since that was the HQ of Whole Foods.


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The Torch
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
Ranking the states to get this would mirror ranking the states by education.

Louisiana would be last or 2nd to last


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DannyB
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
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A tech hub will land it outside of silicon valley.


My hometown of Huntsville, AL, would be perfect for it!!


jbgleason
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
Austin or Denver. The spread of liberal west coast monies continues like a plague across the US.


BR Tiger
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
I'm going to guess Austin or Nashville.


ksayetiger
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
I think pineville could supprt something like this.


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NikeShox
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
Do work Mitch. Bring it to New Orleans East.


willeaux
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
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Bring it to New Orleans East.


The article said America, not Vietnam.


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LSUBoo
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
Betting on Raleigh-Durham.


lnomm34
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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
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The spread of liberal west coast monies continues like a plague across the US.


I'm hoping you're trolling.

The spread of money is a plague!


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re: Amazon seeking second headquarters for 50K employees
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Get to work Edwards.


I would be embarrassed if he even thought about mentioning our state


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