Amazon HQ2 Downtown?


#188

Well, we can say again, that Apple and Amazon each already have hundreds of workers in NC. Retail stores, immense data centers. And more to come.


#189

Amazon’s PAC just invested a bunch of money into our local elections.


#190

Interestinge, how is this to be confirmed?


#191

https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2018/09/05/slideshow-amazon-pac-gave-1m-to-campaigns-in-hq2.html

10. North Carolina: $37,000

Amazon PAC’s top Carolina donation went to the congressional campaign of Republican Mark Meadows ($8,500).

Raleigh’s HQ2 bid has not been disclosed.


#192

For the uninformed, that is Mark “Freedom Caucus” Meadows. A head scratcher to say the least…


#193

Isn’t Amazon putting a distribution center in Garner? Is that the area this congressman represents?


#194

Meadows is western NC minus Asheville and Boone. He is about as far right as right can go.


#195

This is from the “With Honor” PAC that funds the campaigns of military veterans. I wouldn’t look too deeply in to this as some kind of intent to locate HQ2 here.


split this topic #196

2 posts were split to a new topic: Raleigh and Statistical Area Population


#197

More signs pointing to northern VA. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/amazon-in-advanced-talks-about-putting-hq2-in-northern-virginia-those-close-to-process-say/2018/11/02/9be831d6-d7c0-11e8-aeb7-ddcad4a0a54e_story.html?utm_term=.220c24e22f05


#198

Well maybe this will finally break the inertia on Apple and its announcement.


#199

Good for Crystal City!

I still wish that Amazon and Apple had both put Raleigh on a short-short list just for the attention that it brings, but oh well at least we where on one list for one time…:blush:


#200

I don’t mind HQ2 going to NoVa. The more expensive that area gets, the more smaller companies might trickle down to Raleigh.


#201

I believe we will see a lot move here. And it will add to the influx of people moving here for Jobs as well.


#202

“Jobs” is capitalized.
Apple confirmed!


#203

Do you have a source for this information?


#204

I might be going out on a limb here but… I think he was joking :wink:


#205

I think that Tenkai was referring to RobertB’s capitalization of “Jobs” in the sentence and not necessarily any announcement? Of course, I could and would love to be proven wrong?


#206

https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2018/11/05/amazon-will-split-hq2-between-two-cities-report.html


#207

It does make sense but as one of the other cities, I would be just a bit irritated after having put some much into my bid…but there you go and there you are…Lol