Any Guesses on the New Amazon HQ?
Let the bidding begin. Or should we say 'let the sweepstakes begin?'
This is going to be primarily about money, just like a sweepstakes for an NFL franchise. Only a few places are reasonably suited for the competition, I would think. Amazon is going to ask for huge subsidies and a cash strapped state can't offer that. New York already has a "Buffalo Billion" problem, and an Amazon facility in metropolitan New York City would be costly. Same is true of Washington DC and northern Virginia; too costly and limited public transportation. My guess is that Georgia will throw a basket full of cash at Amazon to get the company to relocate to Atlanta. Atlanta's advantage over Texas is that Atlanta is in the Eastern Time Zone. No point in building another HQ in the west.