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Richard Florida predicts Amazon HQ2 location
‘At the top of the list, I would place New York, the greatest headquarters city in the world, and DC, the world's power corridor. When I asked Scott Galloway, the author of the book "The Four," where he thought Amazon would place its new headquarters, he simply said: New York, New York, and New York. But, DC is perhaps an equal or even better contender. Because Jeff Bezos already owns The Washington Post, an additional 50,000 Amazon jobs in the DC area might help deflect Congressional attention from his company's monopolistic tendencies. Not to mention, a key predictor of corporate headquarters location is where the CEO has a home. Bezos has homes in DC, Manhattan, and Beverly Hills, which might also explain LA's inclusion on the list.’

Also says offering tax breaks is stupid.
cities  hq2  amazon  techethics  urbanplanning  predictions 
january 2018 by cote
The Problem With Courting Amazon
‘The question of whether, or how much, incentives actually spark a community’s economic growth is still unsettled. That’s partly because coming to any bottom-line answer is extremely difficult given all the possible variables in any scenario. “The overall conclusion is that effectiveness is there,” says Peter Fisher, a professor emeritus at the University of Iowa and the research director of the nonprofit Iowa Policy Project. “But it’s pretty small, and small enough that incentives end up being a very costly strategy.” In his opinion, far too many state and city boosters indiscriminately spray financial giveaway packages, which ends up costing them more than it should.’
urbanplanning  cities  taxes  work  amazon  hq2 
january 2018 by cote
Amazon narrows HQ2 search to 20 cities, moving to next phase in contest for $5B economic prize
"Toronto, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Boston, New York City, Newark, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Northern Virginia, Atlanta, and Miami."
amazon  cities 
january 2018 by cote
Why it matters long term? As an academic says: "There is a very strong track record of places that attract talent becoming places of long-term success," said Edward Glaeser, an economist at Harvard and author of Triumph of the City. “The most successful economic development policy is to attract and retain smart people and then get out of their way.”
charts  cities  us  thekids  urbanplanning  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
october 2014 by cote
On the Records: What the Big App-le Can Teach Us About Open Government
Doing the Big Data analytics thing requires governments to publish their data in something more programmer friendly than PDFs and database searches.
BigData  opendata  government  NYC  TexasTribune  cities  analytics 
january 2010 by cote
New Orleans of Future May Stay Half Its Old Size
"In this view, the storm was merely a grim exclamation point to conditions decades in the making. Before the storm, some economists say, New Orleans may have had more people than its economy could support, and the stalled repopulation is merely reflecting
neworleans  cityplanning  cities  scandal  usa 
january 2007 by cote

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