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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2017, 03:17:20 PM »
I'll have some of that Crack OCtoSV is puffing please....

If not San Jose then I see this going to Boston. IF they had built the airport instead of Great Park, then maybe.....that was the dumbest NIMBY-driven decision I've ever seen.


If everyone freaked out about a cemetery, imagine property values with Airbus A380's taking off from El Toro International Airport (ETIA) every 10 minutes. I can only imagine the sales pitches for some of the new homes that would have surrounded ETIA - "Come for the best schools in the country, providing you stay indoors during flight hours"

Not many people remember that before public opinion crushed ETIA, the Pro Airport pushers flew sound modified and critically unladen jets over South OC to show the noise "wasn't that bad". If you were there, as I was then, you'd join me in thanking God Almighty for strangling ETIA in the crib.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2017, 03:19:06 PM »
IF they had built the airport instead of Great Park, then maybe.....that was the dumbest NIMBY-driven decision I've ever seen.

Are you insane? Irvine RE is better off with the GP versus another airport.
I agree.  Because, NIMBY. 

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2017, 03:23:42 PM »
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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2017, 03:26:29 PM »
Did they say it was going to be in the USA?  With this administration's cuckoo immigration policies wouldn't be surprised if they chose some place like Toronto.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2017, 03:27:08 PM »
I think one important consideration is whether the talent that Amazon is looking to hire would locate to this city.  In this regard, Irvine has an advantage.

Really?  What advantage would that be?
Silicon Valley would have the easy transferable talent pool.

Otherwise Irvine does have smaller tech presence here and there plus one of the criteria they're looking for is strong local universities, if this is for getting new recruits and/or want higher education think tanks, it's a more diverse pool than NorCal (Stanford, Berkeley), compare to here (Caltech, 4 UC's within 2 hour drives, USC, and a whole bunch of cal states, including Pomona which has a decent CS).

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2017, 03:38:56 PM »
Did they say it was going to be in the USA?  With this administration's cuckoo immigration policies wouldn't be surprised if they chose some place like Toronto.

Agreed. Why stop there? Barcelona is a fantastic place to live, lower COL than CA, less xenophobic than USA, good schools, etc.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2017, 04:50:25 PM »
Did they say it was going to be in the USA?  With this administration's cuckoo immigration policies wouldn't be surprised if they chose some place like Toronto.

Just say Mexico  ;)

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2017, 09:50:57 PM »
I think one important consideration is whether the talent that Amazon is looking to hire would locate to this city.  In this regard, Irvine has an advantage.

Really?  What advantage would that be?
Silicon Valley would have the easy transferable talent pool.

Otherwise Irvine does have smaller tech presence here and there plus one of the criteria they're looking for is strong local universities, if this is for getting new recruits and/or want higher education think tanks, it's a more diverse pool than NorCal (Stanford, Berkeley), compare to here (Caltech, 4 UC's within 2 hour drives, USC, and a whole bunch of cal states, including Pomona which has a decent CS).

Don't forget the Claremont Colleges, which are all pretty decent as well.
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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 10:17:22 PM »
Did they say it was going to be in the USA?  With this administration's cuckoo immigration policies wouldn't be surprised if they chose some place like Toronto.

Agreed. Why stop there? Barcelona is a fantastic place to live, lower COL than CA, less xenophobic than USA, good schools, etc.

Amazon launches search for a second headquarters in North America

It's gonna be in some tax friendly, low regulation, red state.


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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2017, 10:41:14 PM »
Everyone is drooling over HQ2 candy. I say, stay above the fray and keep your $ handy. The day they announce the location, buy an investment property (or two) near that location as soon as you can.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2017, 10:46:08 PM »
Everyone is drooling over HQ2 candy. I say, stay above the fray and keep your $ handy. The day they announce the location, buy an investment property (or two) near that location as soon as you can.
True dat.

Unless it's the Bay Area, hard to buy now as it is, doh!

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2017, 12:38:23 PM »
IF they had built the airport instead of Great Park, then maybe.....that was the dumbest NIMBY-driven decision I've ever seen.

Are you insane? Irvine RE is better off with the GP versus another airport.

Real estate prices are a function largely of local incomes. Having an international airport close (San Jose has 3 - SJC, OAK and SFO) would potentially have catalyzed more corporate job growth. LAX distance restricts OC economic growth.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2017, 12:41:09 PM »
5 U.S. Cities poised to become tomorrow's Tech Meccas after Silicon Valley - Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/falonfatemi/2017/03/23/5-u-s-cities-poised-to-become-tomorrows-tech-meccas/#ed47e5d21324

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2. Denver, Colorado
3. Atlanta, Georgia
4. Portland, Oregon
5. Seattle, Washington

Forbes: Atlanta No. 3 U.S. city poised to become tech mecca
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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2017, 12:43:00 PM »
I have a feeling that Atlanta is going to win this one. :)



Source: http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/technology/amazon-cities/index.html

It could. Cheap living + intl airport + respected GA Tech and Emory.

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Re: Amazon to build second Headquarters
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2017, 12:46:13 PM »
I think one important consideration is whether the talent that Amazon is looking to hire would locate to this city.  In this regard, Irvine has an advantage.

Really?  What advantage would that be?
Silicon Valley would have the easy transferable talent pool.

Otherwise Irvine does have smaller tech presence here and there plus one of the criteria they're looking for is strong local universities, if this is for getting new recruits and/or want higher education think tanks, it's a more diverse pool than NorCal (Stanford, Berkeley), compare to here (Caltech, 4 UC's within 2 hour drives, USC, and a whole bunch of cal states, including Pomona which has a decent CS).

Don't forget the Claremont Colleges, which are all pretty decent as well.
correct. While Pomona is a world class liberal arts school with very low admission rate, Harvey Mudd is #1 in avg starting salary of all schools in the US. Lots of smart kids working for Wall St quants.

 

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