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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #180 on: October 19, 2017, 03:53:21 PM »
I wonder how many cities or metros teamed up? It would seem that nearby metros like Tampa and Orlando would be better off combining their efforts, incentives and numbers.

Buffalo+Rochester have submitted together.

I don't think it's finalized but Detroit and Windsor were working together.

And many small cities that are part of the same metro are doing the same, since that is what Amazon requested (but is mostly being ignored)


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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #181 on: October 19, 2017, 07:59:55 PM »
New Jersey is offering $7 billion in tax incentives.

If Amazon took NJ's offer, they could possibly have their cake and eat it too:  Maximum incentives and either NYC (via Newark/Jersey City/etc.) or Philly (via Camden/Cherry Hill/etc.) as their sandbox since NJ has both of their 'burbs covered - just a bridge over a river :).

Just to be clear, the $7B from NJ is specifically for Newark. I believe the general state portion was $5B. And yes, this offer on the surface looks very strong.

"You know what everyone in NJ has in common. ..... They want out of NJ."  There is a reason they would have to attach $7B to their offer.


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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #182 on: October 22, 2017, 04:51:32 PM »

^This is what JAX should've tried to make happen. Not a pie-in-the-sky $5billion tax break long-shot. It's the many medium to small build-ups over time that grow cities evenly and attract the big dogs. No outrageous public competition needed. Also, with the fact that the city has, almost, direct access to a submarine data cable servicing multiple countries further pushes the notion that we should be trying to shoot for parts of the beast such as AWS and not necessarily the whole enchilada.

Amazon literally just added 3000+ jobs to the local economy. Thats more than good enough for a starting point to grow those employment numbers over a given time with an entity as large and diversified as Amazon.