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  • Amazon looking for a place to put HQ #2

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amaz...ters-1.4278642

    They state this will be located somewhere in "North America" and will be in an area of over a million people. Assuming they don't already have a specific region in mind what would it take for Edmonton to land something like this?

    This is more of a dreaming question as I know the magnitude of something like this and that there are other bigger centers with more infrastructure to make something like this happen.

  • #2
    Get on it Iveson!!

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    • #3
      Why would Amazon put their new head office in the boonies?
      I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Base
        Assuming they don't already have a specific region in mind what would it take for Edmonton to land something like this?


        Relocate the city to the NE US and still drop our shorts with massive tax incentives etc?

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        • #5
          Whole Foods pulled out of their building reno which was going beautifully at the time. If they wouldn't open a retail store here I'm doubting that an international distribution centre would build at an Edmonton location. Maybe the mayor could contact them and lay a guilt trip on them regarding not opening here and convince them we would be an ok spot. Maybe EIA next to the big bud growers, then they could do business with them and include a bag of weed with your grocery deliveries. lol
          Last edited by Drumbones; 07-09-2017, 10:14 AM.
          Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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          • #6
            Don Iveson@doniveson

            I'd love to welcome @amazon to the heart of the #Edmonton Innovation Corridor in #yegdt. Already in touch with @EEDC about the opportunity.
            https://twitter.com/doniveson/status/905824773220950016

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            • #7
              Opinion: Here are the cities that meet the criteria for Amazon’s second headquarters

              http://www.marketwatch.com/story/her...ers-2017-09-07
              I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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              • #8
                Toronto and Vancouver are after it: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amaz...ters-1.4278642

                Edmonton should make a strong push for it by all means. I've long lambasted this city for sitting on its collective arse while HQs relocate from one city to another, especially to Cowtown. Even if they don't succeed, at least try!
                “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                • #9
                  If Council has nothing else to do then they could use their spare time chasing after this unicorn I suppose, but from everything I've read here they have much better things to do with more realistic chances of success.
                  I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Spudly View Post
                    Opinion: Here are the cities that meet the criteria for Amazon’s second headquarters

                    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/her...ers-2017-09-07
                    Funny how they completely missed all the cities in Canada and Mexico that would also meet the requirements.
                    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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                    • #11
                      ^^ And it's precisely this attitude why this city has lost HQs to other cities while Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto are what they are today.
                      If Edmonton really needs a slogan it should be this: "The Land of Lost Opportunity". Or a head with the letter L stamped on the forehead.
                      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Spudly View Post
                        If Council has nothing else to do then they could use their spare time chasing after this unicorn I suppose, but from everything I've read here they have much better things to do with more realistic chances of success.
                        Council wouldn't be working on this, as the city has economic people to look into it.
                        They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gord Lacey View Post
                          Originally posted by Spudly View Post
                          Opinion: Here are the cities that meet the criteria for Amazon’s second headquarters

                          http://www.marketwatch.com/story/her...ers-2017-09-07
                          Funny how they completely missed all the cities in Canada and Mexico that would also meet the requirements.
                          Being written from a US point of view, that's not surprising at all.
                          I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gord Lacey View Post
                            Funny how they completely missed all the cities in Canada and Mexico that would also meet the requirements.
                            They excluded non-American sites due to no 1:1 matchup in data sets & stated as much in the article. No comparison is better than a flawed one.
                            Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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                            • #15
                              https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...w-headquarters

                              By my tally, the options are: Toronto, Boston, Washington, Atlanta, Dallas or Denver.
                              Bloomberg puts Toronto high on the list & so would I.

                              E: I like Detroit as well.
                              Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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