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#4639075 - 01/18/18 06:00 PM Denver and Amazon
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Denver made the top 20 list for Amazon's 2nd Norte Americano headquarters.

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#4639080 - 01/18/18 06:02 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: bigj_16]
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How do you feel about that?
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#4639083 - 01/18/18 06:04 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: Leo99]
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Originally Posted By: Leo99
How do you feel about that?


Not really sure

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#4639095 - 01/18/18 06:10 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: bigj_16]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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Apple is looking for another campus site as well. Estimated around 6000 jobs for that campus.

There does seem to be a trend in jobs coming back to the USA. Not trying to be political here, just stating the obvious from all the news.

Denver should be very happy to get Amazon.
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#4639098 - 01/18/18 06:14 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: bigj_16]
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Not sure Denver has the pool of people needed to work at Amazon. Amazon puts huge duress on its employees, Denver's recreational substance association conflicts with people being pushed to their limits day in and day out.

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#4639112 - 01/18/18 06:25 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: bigj_16]
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Registered: 01/25/09
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Loc: Georgia
I see Austin, Nashville, and Raleigh as the frontrunners.

I live in the ex-urbs in Atlanta and there is no way in God's green Earth that Amazon should move out here unless they're willing to go way off the beaten path... like Tallapoosa.

Raleigh, if you get closer to the Carrboro area south of Chapel Hill would be a great fit. Between Duke, NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest, they would have an incredibly strong nucleus of young talent and real estate isn't so bad if you locate ten miles away from the center of that activity.

Austin and Nashville may be even better but I'll leave it for the folks out here to comment.

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#4639115 - 01/18/18 06:26 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: GON]
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Loc: NEUS
Originally Posted By: GON
Not sure Denver has the pool of people needed to work at Amazon. Amazon puts huge duress on its employees, Denver's recreational substance association conflicts with people being pushed to their limits day in and day out.

This looks like the ramblings of someone who hasnít visited, but reads lots of things on the internet. I worked with Lockheed Martin for a short time in Colorado, and I havenít been on a more dedicated team since. What I found most impressive was the high level of education and physical fitness of the people that I encountered during my free time.
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#4639129 - 01/18/18 06:36 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: bigj_16]
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Austin and Denver are definitely in the top 5.

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#4639131 - 01/18/18 06:37 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: bigj_16]
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Have a Daughter, Son in law, and Grand Child in Arvada.

Bring in gambling, recreational drugs, etc, big companies slowly migrate away. My brother in law has worked at the same facility of Northrup Grumman in the NW burbs of Chicago as a EE for over 25 years. Northrup has a very good team in Chicago, but Northrop is not opening any more facilities ever in Chicago.

Just a matter of time before Denver becomes the Chicago, Baltimore, etc of the West. May be a generation or two, but it will happen. Gambling and recreation drugs are a huge long term turn off to big businesses.

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#4639138 - 01/18/18 06:43 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: Bandito440]
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Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 2548
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: Bandito440
Originally Posted By: GON
Not sure Denver has the pool of people needed to work at Amazon. Amazon puts huge duress on its employees, Denver's recreational substance association conflicts with people being pushed to their limits day in and day out.

This looks like the ramblings of someone who hasnít visited, but reads lots of things on the internet. I worked with Lockheed Martin for a short time in Colorado, and I havenít been on a more dedicated team since. What I found most impressive was the high level of education and physical fitness of the people that I encountered during my free time.

GON is not referring to highly paid & educated engineers like at Lockheed-Martin.
There is a growing more youthful, "math-&-science-challenged" population in Denver that would be Amazon's low-paid labor pool. Many do drugs, and that trend is getting stronger.

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#4639143 - 01/18/18 06:46 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: GON]
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Originally Posted By: GON
Have a Daughter, Son in law, and Grand Child in Arvada.

Bring in gambling, recreational drugs, etc, big companies slowly migrate away. My brother in law has worked at the same facility of Northrup Grumman in the NW burbs of Chicago as a EE for over 25 years. Northrup has a very good team in Chicago, but Northrop is not opening any more facilities ever in Chicago.

Just a matter of time before Denver becomes the Chicago, Baltimore, etc of the West. May be a generation or two, but it will happen. Gambling and recreation drugs are a huge long term turn off to big businesses.

Illinois has very limited gambling and no legal recreational drug use. Your statements are unsupported by the data you presented.
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#4639146 - 01/18/18 06:48 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: oil_film_movies]
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Originally Posted By: Bandito440
Originally Posted By: GON
Not sure Denver has the pool of people needed to work at Amazon. Amazon puts huge duress on its employees, Denver's recreational substance association conflicts with people being pushed to their limits day in and day out.

This looks like the ramblings of someone who hasnít visited, but reads lots of things on the internet. I worked with Lockheed Martin for a short time in Colorado, and I havenít been on a more dedicated team since. What I found most impressive was the high level of education and physical fitness of the people that I encountered during my free time.

GON is not referring to highly paid & educated engineers like at Lockheed-Martin.
There is a growing more youthful, "math-&-science-challenged" population in Denver that would be Amazon's low-paid labor pool. Many do drugs, and that trend is getting stronger.





Bandito May be absolutely correct in his observations but the marijuana issue is recent history and likely did not play a part in workers drug use. That industry is also very strict on drug use.

I see it more and more in the Sea-Tac area. It is not only workers but drivers and people I casually meet in public places. They seem ďelsewhere ď so to speak and their attention span is nilch.
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#4639147 - 01/18/18 06:49 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: oil_film_movies]
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Loc: NEUS
Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Originally Posted By: Bandito440
Originally Posted By: GON
Not sure Denver has the pool of people needed to work at Amazon. Amazon puts huge duress on its employees, Denver's recreational substance association conflicts with people being pushed to their limits day in and day out.

This looks like the ramblings of someone who hasnít visited, but reads lots of things on the internet. I worked with Lockheed Martin for a short time in Colorado, and I havenít been on a more dedicated team since. What I found most impressive was the high level of education and physical fitness of the people that I encountered during my free time.

GON is not referring to highly paid & educated engineers like at Lockheed-Martin.
There is a growing more youthful, "math-&-science-challenged" population in Denver that would be Amazon's low-paid labor pool. Many do drugs, and that trend is getting stronger.

This investment is not for a distribution center. Itís for a second headquarters with just the sort skilled and educated people that I encountered.
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#4639155 - 01/18/18 06:53 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: bigj_16]
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Registered: 11/28/14
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Loc: PA
"Illinois has very limited gambling "

You may want to do some research on this. Illinois now has legal gambling on nearly ever corner, very said to see so many store fronts now dedicated to compulsive gamblers.

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#4639156 - 01/18/18 06:54 PM Re: Denver and Amazon [Re: bigj_16]
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21177
Loc: Orlando, FL
HQ2 will be for college grads not a warehouse distribution center.

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