Friday, September 15, 2017

big data/money: Amazon’s HQ2

Amazon’s new headquarters: Top U.S. city contenders - Recode
"Amazon plans to open a second North American headquarters in addition to its original headquarters in Seattle. The retailer promised 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in capital expenditures for the city that proves it has the best assets and incentives."

Amazon headquarters contest: States to compete for 50,000 jobs
"Amazon said it wanted an urban or suburban area with more than one million people, shovel-ready real estate, quality of life and a "stable and business-friendly environment."
Deadline for proposals: 2017-10-19 #AmazonPickMyCity

Amazon to add second headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs

Why Even Software Companies Can't Afford Seattle Anymore | Glenn Kelman | Pulse | LinkedIn

Which cities are well positioned to land Amazon’s HQ2?
CEO Jeff Bezos has intimated that HQ2 will “be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters.” Amazon Map 2
Amazon Headquarters Could End Up in Canada |

The key for Amazon are great people, and Canada has a meritocratic immigration policy to add more.
For Amazon, this is a long term numbers game.