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Cost of living driving Amazon to look beyond Seattle

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Amazon’s departure isn’t, as some have speculated, about Seattle’s taxes. We don’t really have any. And other tech giants’ plans to expand in Seattle instead of San Francisco is really part of the same trend. All of these companies are expanding into new cities for a variety of reasons, but a big one has been to follow the talent to a lower cost of living.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/11/after-amazon-hq2-announcement-seattle-companies-wonder-if-its-time-to-expand/

 

 

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I think Amazon are just making a big deal about a second HQ in order to get various US Cities to bid against each other to pay for their expansion.

They'll end up getting a completely free new building/campus and tax breaks for decades - and the increase in demand from their staff for housing will price out locals living nearby.

 

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2 hours ago, Sour Mash said:

I think Amazon are just making a big deal about a second HQ in order to get various US Cities to bid against each other to pay for their expansion.

They'll end up getting a completely free new building/campus and tax breaks for decades - and the increase in demand from their staff for housing will price out locals living nearby.

 

Yup!

http://splinternews.com/amazons-new-headquarters-should-be-in-hell-1802701693

 

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2 hours ago, Sour Mash said:

I think Amazon are just making a big deal about a second HQ in order to get various US Cities to bid against each other to pay for their expansion.

They'll end up getting a completely free new building/campus and tax breaks for decades - and the increase in demand from their staff for housing will price out locals living nearby.

 

 

12 minutes ago, jonb2 said:

I see. Thanks.

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