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JBB

Member Since 04 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Yesterday, 09:52 AM

In any case, if I were Amazon, I would want to take my considerable wealth and transform a community in need such as Newark.  Attract the talent they need to a place that needs investment.  Heck, they're already in Seattle.  Spread the wealth.  I love the investment that companies like Quicken Loans, On Star, and Shinola have made to lift Detroit.  If, for Amazon, the location of their 2nd headquarters is a strictly "add to the bottom line" business decision, where they are cynically fishing for large incentives, with no egalitarian return on investment, then, yes, someplace boring and expensive like Boston, Dallas, or Northern Virginia will likely win out.


I love this point. I would be impressed by Amazon looking to truly improve upon a community in need.

Another point that I left out yesterday is I don't think for a second that, if Amazon were to land in Fort Worth, Dallas would sit back and not count it as a regional win or even a win for Dallas alone.

In Topic: Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

20 February 2018 - 01:59 PM

I'm just amazed that a professional journalist with a pulse actually believes that Amazon cares about anything beyond the economic incentives.  All of their "criteria" are all easily discoverable to anyone with Internet access.  This whole dog and pony show is about who can give them the best handout.


In Topic: Downtown Ft Worth

20 February 2018 - 08:34 AM

The Sinclair building hotel conversion is still under construction and, even though progress is glacial at this point, it looks like some work is happening on the Hilton annex.  Yeah, things are quiet right now.  There's a lot of proposed and rumored projects in the hopper right now.


In Topic: 2018 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of Month at 11:45 AM

19 February 2018 - 05:28 PM

I'm not going to be able to make this one.


In Topic: Museum Place

16 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

They were listed as one of the development partners in the cancellation article and the proposed concept is listed on their website.