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Old Today, 06:37 AM   #1261
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Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Originally Posted by jass View Post
Not what Im seeing at all.

3 beds, 2 baths, a 15 minute metro ride to the white house for $159,000.
AMAZON employees are NOT LIVING in Anacostia.

Originally Posted by jklo View Post
I had another idea/theory: The winner is going to become HQ1 and Boston will be HQ2 and/or backup plan in case things don't go their way at the new site.

Here is a more likely scenario. HQ2 is limited to phases I-III, 20,000 employees, and 3.5 million square feet.

Having ruled out the Bay area, Amazon concludes that no single city is capable of generating enough in the way of people resources to support a HQ2 workforce of 50,000. The employees and the 4.5 million square feet that would have come with Phase IV are dispersed to several centers which focus on particular functions/programs. Under this scenario, for example, Atlanta might get HQ2 and 20,000 employees, and Boston would get 10,000 employees for robotics, machine learning, etc.

The idea of a co-equal HQ2 is the nuttiest idea I have ever heard, UNLESS you intend splitting Amazon down the road. Then, it makes a lot of sense.
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Old Today, 07:57 AM   #1262
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Re: Amazon HQ2 RFP

Originally Posted by shmessy View Post
I have zero idea what you are talking about. HQ1 is already in Seattle.
Yeah, they would leave Seattle. I get the sentiment that there's a decent % of the people who live in Seattle that hate Amazon's guts; enough to get people elected who also hate Amazon's guts. But when you own or lease 60% of the class A real estate in the area it's not something that can go away in an instant.
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