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markarcher

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http://chicagotimesnews.com/amazon-chooses-san-diego-ca-for-hq2/

Interesting how this could affect housing. 

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Amazon hasn't announced their 2nd headquarters in the US yet---San Diego is only one out of 238 cities that have submitted proposals. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/technology/amazon-headquarters.html.


In fact, the hoopla surrounding this choice tends to obscure a more important statistic: Amazon will increasingly become a global company.
They opened their first office in Vancouver, Canada in 2015.  And now they have announced that they putting a 2nd office in vancouver, canada.


https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/04/amazon-to-add-second-vancouver-office-and-1000-more-jobs-by-2020/.

The article suggests that since Canada has better immigration rules that tech companies are more likely to relocate there in the future.

Right now it is very difficult to recruit anyone in the United States for immigration in the tech field, whereas the process in Canada is reportedly much quicker and less a hassle.  It would be ironic if Trump's immigration policies had the effect of shipping high tech jobs outside of the US.


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Unfortunately, I got duped into fake news. 

It was link-bait. 

(The Chicago News link fooled me) 
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What ever happened to the glut of high rise downtown residential space?  Is it gone?  City planners always love high (tax) density housing.  Can you imagine Google employees forced to live in bunk beds in a downtown barracks?  You can have everything you want as long as it fits in your conforming foot locker.  Just think of the tax windfall for the lucky city!

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I think alot of these cities are offering too much.

It's not the # of jobs, but the quality of the jobs (especially since entry level at Amazon is more of a McJob).

I would be more excited with the kind of high tech jobs that are getting shifted to Vancouver---and the fact that Vancouver is a far more attractive selling point than anywhere in the US---even if its real estate is priced somewhere in the stratosphere.




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