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thelakelander

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #210 on: December 16, 2017, 04:20:12 PM »
Also, I think that we are highly undervaluing the potential of Craig Municipal Airport (CRG) and how it goes into this equation in relation to JAX Int'l Airport.

How? What makes Craig any more special than executive and municipal airports in all the other metros competing for HQ2?
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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #211 on: December 16, 2017, 06:36:14 PM »
Also, I think that we are highly undervaluing the potential of Craig Municipal Airport (CRG) and how it goes into this equation in relation to JAX Int'l Airport.

How? What makes Craig any more special than executive and municipal airports in all the other metros competing for HQ2?

Spaceport? Like what ProjectMaximus said:


Very true. For Amazon's private shipping operations? Great point! Maybe Bezos might also be interested in Cecil Spaceport for his Blue Origin operations. hehe, ok getting carried away here. Maybe he'll even buy the Times-Union. And redevelop the land on Riverside Ave!!

Y'all can thank me later!!  :P

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #212 on: December 16, 2017, 06:48:21 PM »
Spaceport...lol
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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #213 on: January 15, 2018, 12:12:42 PM »
Short-list might come in March.

Amazon specifically asked Jacksonville to submit a proposal:

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/video/city-council-vice-president-says-amazon-may-pare-hq-list-by-march

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #214 on: January 15, 2018, 12:42:01 PM »
This is good news then. Jacksonville has a real shot at landing this Amazon headquarters! An excitingly excellent possiblity!

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #215 on: January 15, 2018, 01:22:25 PM »
This is good news then. Jacksonville has a real shot at landing this Amazon headquarters! An excitingly excellent possiblity!

I don't think I'd go that far.

We still don't come close to checking a lot of the boxes.

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #216 on: January 15, 2018, 01:44:08 PM »
Yes,  they contacted several cities. Similar stories are on the internet from cities all across the country.
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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #217 on: January 15, 2018, 02:20:32 PM »
This is good news then. Jacksonville has a real shot at landing this Amazon headquarters! An excitingly excellent possiblity!

If that happens, I see a surge in short interest in Amazon stock

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #218 on: January 15, 2018, 03:09:59 PM »
Short-list might come in March.

Amazon specifically asked Jacksonville to submit a proposal:

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/video/city-council-vice-president-says-amazon-may-pare-hq-list-by-march

Wait...you mean it wasn't cause MM called and emailed the mayor??

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #219 on: January 15, 2018, 03:22:32 PM »
Short-list might come in March.

Amazon specifically asked Jacksonville to submit a proposal:

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/video/city-council-vice-president-says-amazon-may-pare-hq-list-by-march

Wait...you mean it wasn't cause MM called and emailed the mayor??

That's gold, Jerry. Gold!

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #220 on: January 15, 2018, 04:21:22 PM »
Ha.  Max you be funny................

Hey, it's perfect timing since now JEA can throw in their site next door to DCSB. 
Now I'm elated Rummell never closed on his 3 year old deal!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #221 on: January 15, 2018, 10:04:07 PM »
Ha.  Max you be funny................

Hey, it's perfect timing since now JEA can throw in their site next door to DCSB. 
Now I'm elated Rummell never closed on his 3 year old deal!!!!!!!!!

Maybe this is how the U2C gets that second bridge crossing that JTA keeps putting in those presentations?  ;D

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #222 on: January 16, 2018, 05:46:29 PM »
Yes,  they contacted several cities. Similar stories are on the internet from cities all across the country.

So, Ennis, if Jax makes the shortlist . . . Flint, or nah ? ? ?

Just curious.

And then maybe we can get video of you doing the " DUVAL !!! " chant, right?

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #223 on: January 16, 2018, 06:06:24 PM »
Yes,  they contacted several cities. Similar stories are on the internet from cities all across the country.

Which cities are alleging they were contacted to bid? Would be a good gauge of at least their perception of Jax at least although I think it is pre-determined to be Boston. One way or another, would be nice publicity if we were in a final 16 or 25 list.

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Re: Amazon $5 bil co-HQ's in play
« Reply #224 on: January 16, 2018, 06:14:52 PM »
A job paying $50,000 per year in Boston is ridiculously low.   They mention that the pay will eventually rise to $100,000 per employee, but not sure that is a guarantee.
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