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And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2
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http://mynorthwest.com/...x-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [davec] [ In reply to ]
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davec wrote:
http://mynorthwest.com/781615/seattle-business-tax-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.

Really.
Do you have anything that can back up your guessing??

So you even know why Amazon are looking for a HQ2?


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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [Halvard] [ In reply to ]
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Halvard wrote:
davec wrote:
http://mynorthwest.com/781615/seattle-business-tax-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.

Really.
Do you have anything that can back up your guessing??

So you even know why Amazon are looking for a HQ2?

Cheaper to operate somewhere else.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [Halvard] [ In reply to ]
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Halvard wrote:
davec wrote:
http://mynorthwest.com/781615/seattle-business-tax-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.


Really.
Do you have anything that can back up your guessing??

So you even know why Amazon are looking for a HQ2?

Yes, I'm quite familiar with it - personally, in fact. Tax rates, wage laws, and labor requirements. Good chance they end up here in God's Country, along with Foxconn.

Do you have any other questions?

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [davec] [ In reply to ]
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There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [tri_yoda] [ In reply to ]
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tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.

Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
Halvard wrote:
davec wrote:
http://mynorthwest.com/781615/seattle-business-tax-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.


Really.
Do you have anything that can back up your guessing??

So you even know why Amazon are looking for a HQ2?


Yes, I'm quite familiar with it - personally, in fact. Tax rates, wage laws, and labor requirements. Good chance they end up here in God's Country, along with Foxconn.

Do you have any other questions?

Ha ha ha. This must be a joke


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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [Halvard] [ In reply to ]
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Halvard wrote:
JSA wrote:
Halvard wrote:
davec wrote:
http://mynorthwest.com/781615/seattle-business-tax-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.


Really.
Do you have anything that can back up your guessing??

So you even know why Amazon are looking for a HQ2?


Yes, I'm quite familiar with it - personally, in fact. Tax rates, wage laws, and labor requirements. Good chance they end up here in God's Country, along with Foxconn.

Do you have any other questions?


Ha ha ha. This must be a joke

Nope. I have advised on the process.

Any other questions?

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:

Any other questions?

Did Halvard really feel threatened by Forge?
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
Halvard wrote:
JSA wrote:
Halvard wrote:
davec wrote:
http://mynorthwest.com/781615/seattle-business-tax-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.


Really.
Do you have anything that can back up your guessing??

So you even know why Amazon are looking for a HQ2?


Yes, I'm quite familiar with it - personally, in fact. Tax rates, wage laws, and labor requirements. Good chance they end up here in God's Country, along with Foxconn.

Do you have any other questions?


Ha ha ha. This must be a joke


Nope. I have advised on the process.

Any other questions?

Good to know that you know more than me about what is happening at Amazon.


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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [Halvard] [ In reply to ]
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Halvard wrote:
JSA wrote:
Halvard wrote:
JSA wrote:
Halvard wrote:
davec wrote:
http://mynorthwest.com/781615/seattle-business-tax-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.


Really.
Do you have anything that can back up your guessing??

So you even know why Amazon are looking for a HQ2?


Yes, I'm quite familiar with it - personally, in fact. Tax rates, wage laws, and labor requirements. Good chance they end up here in God's Country, along with Foxconn.

Do you have any other questions?


Ha ha ha. This must be a joke


Nope. I have advised on the process.

Any other questions?

Good to know that you know more than me about what is happening at Amazon.

Can you tell me why their restaurant selection is so small for delivery?
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [Halvard] [ In reply to ]
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Halvard wrote:
JSA wrote:
Halvard wrote:
JSA wrote:
Halvard wrote:
davec wrote:
http://mynorthwest.com/781615/seattle-business-tax-proposal-oct-2017/

Boeing already moved it’s corporate office.

Amazon’s footprint will be much smaller in 10 years.


Really.
Do you have anything that can back up your guessing??

So you even know why Amazon are looking for a HQ2?


Yes, I'm quite familiar with it - personally, in fact. Tax rates, wage laws, and labor requirements. Good chance they end up here in God's Country, along with Foxconn.

Do you have any other questions?


Ha ha ha. This must be a joke


Nope. I have advised on the process.

Any other questions?


Good to know that you know more than me about what is happening at Amazon.


I would be willing to bet money I do.

Any other questions?

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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
JSA wrote:


Any other questions?


Did Halvard really feel threatened by Forge?

It has been readily apparent Halvard is one of the more ignorant posters in the LR. I can see how someone as dimwitted as he would view an innocent comment as a threat. It is shame Dan has been forced to cater to the lowest common denominator here in the LR.

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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.


Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.

I don't think you are aware of the fiscal downward spiral occurring in IL and Chicago in particular. Also, getting murdered and stuff. If you think moving to IL for tax purposes make sense, you probably already hired JSA as your lawyer.

That's a good comparison, I'm sure there is a lot of skills crossover between the employees of Tyson Foods and Amazon's workforce.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
windywave wrote:
JSA wrote:


Any other questions?


Did Halvard really feel threatened by Forge?

It has been readily apparent Halvard is one of the more ignorant posters in the LR. I can see how someone as dimwitted as he would view an innocent comment as a threat. It is shame Dan has been forced to cater to the lowest common denominator here in the LR.

Other issues along with what you've already mentioned is office space. There is a concern the pace of new office space can't keep up with demand. I will also add to davec's post that we have a socialist council member named sawant who is openly hostile to amazon.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [Uncle Arqyle] [ In reply to ]
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Uncle Arqyle wrote:
JSA wrote:
windywave wrote:
JSA wrote:


Any other questions?


Did Halvard really feel threatened by Forge?


It has been readily apparent Halvard is one of the more ignorant posters in the LR. I can see how someone as dimwitted as he would view an innocent comment as a threat. It is shame Dan has been forced to cater to the lowest common denominator here in the LR.


Other issues along with what you've already mentioned is office space. There is a concern the pace of new office space can't keep up with demand. I will also add to davec's post that we have a socialist council member named sawant who is openly hostile to amazon.

I have heard from a couple sources about how hostile certain Seattle officials have been/continue to be towards Amazon. Really makes me scratch my head. Of course, the tree huggers hate them as well.

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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.

Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.

No chance. #1 criteria is town with high level university such as Carnegie Mellon.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [tri_yoda] [ In reply to ]
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tri_yoda wrote:
windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.


Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.

I don't think you are aware of the fiscal downward spiral occurring in IL and Chicago in particular. Also, getting murdered and stuff. If you think moving to IL for tax purposes make sense, you probably already hired JSA as your lawyer.

That's a good comparison, I'm sure there is a lot of skills crossover between the employees of Tyson Foods and Amazon's workforce.

You know where I live, right? You also know how IL lured Boeing, right?

We talking slaughtering chickens or management? More to my point, your dismissal of Arkansas as if it is Mississippi is just dumb.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.


Depends on the talent you need. It's really hard to get top programming talent (read: $500K+) outside of Silicon Valley and Seattle.

I have a buddy who moved his company from Silicon Valley to Texas absolutely sure it was a great business decision due to taxes, etc. He moved back a year later.

Uncle A. is on the right track. The Pittsburgh area is one of the "little Silicon Valley" competitors due to CMU.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [Uncle Arqyle] [ In reply to ]
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Uncle Arqyle wrote:
windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.

Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.

No chance. #1 criteria is town with high level university such as Carnegie Mellon.

No chance for Texas (a shitload of schools), Chicago (a shit load of schools), or Pittsburgh which has fucking CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY that you cited?
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
windywave wrote:


Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.


Depends on the talent you need. It's really hard to get top programming talent (read: $500K+) outside of Silicon Valley and Seattle.

I have a buddy who moved his company from Silicon Valley to Texas absolutely sure it was a great business decision due to taxes, etc. He moved back a year later.

Uncle A. is on the right track. The Pittsburgh area is one of the "little Silicon Valley" competitors due to CMU.

If going straight for college kids then Pittsburgh. Chicago has a fair amount and is attempting to attract tech companies or keep them (also a lot of Yinsers from CMU move here). Texas has a lot of H1B talent.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
Uncle Arqyle wrote:
windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.

Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.

No chance. #1 criteria is town with high level university such as Carnegie Mellon.

No chance for Texas (a shitload of schools), Chicago (a shit load of schools), or Pittsburgh which has fucking CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY that you cited?

Was responding to the Arkansas comment. Damn iPad mini, I thought I highlighted it.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.


Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.


I don't think you are aware of the fiscal downward spiral occurring in IL and Chicago in particular. Also, getting murdered and stuff. If you think moving to IL for tax purposes make sense, you probably already hired JSA as your lawyer.

That's a good comparison, I'm sure there is a lot of skills crossover between the employees of Tyson Foods and Amazon's workforce.


You know where I live, right? You also know how IL lured Boeing, right?

We talking slaughtering chickens or management? More to my point, your dismissal of Arkansas as if it is Mississippi is just dumb.

Come on, windy, give him a break. Tri_yoda lives in Idaho. He is too busy going to Klan rallies to pay attention to anything going on in the rest of the country.

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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [Uncle Arqyle] [ In reply to ]
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Uncle Arqyle wrote:
windywave wrote:
Uncle Arqyle wrote:
windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.

Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.

No chance. #1 criteria is town with high level university such as Carnegie Mellon.

No chance for Texas (a shitload of schools), Chicago (a shit load of schools), or Pittsburgh which has fucking CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY that you cited?

Was responding to the Arkansas comment. Damn iPad mini, I thought I highlighted it.

No worries. I'm not advocating for Arkansas at all, but it's not the backwoods worthy of immediate dismissal that triyoda implied.
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Re: And Seattle wonders why Amazon is looking for a HQ2 [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
windywave wrote:
tri_yoda wrote:
There is no state income tax in WA. That is very attractive for high earning, high skilled workers. I live in OR, I have many friends in Seattle. I tell them I pay a $12K per year "membership fee" to live in OR. There is give and take. In this case the companies have to give. Sure, move to Arkansas if it is cheaper, but you aren't going to find a lot of qualified employees.


Texas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh solve those problems while also being in the middle of the country.

As for knocking Arkansas, Wal-Mart and Tyson seem to being just fine.


I don't think you are aware of the fiscal downward spiral occurring in IL and Chicago in particular. Also, getting murdered and stuff. If you think moving to IL for tax purposes make sense, you probably already hired JSA as your lawyer.

That's a good comparison, I'm sure there is a lot of skills crossover between the employees of Tyson Foods and Amazon's workforce.


You know where I live, right? You also know how IL lured Boeing, right?

We talking slaughtering chickens or management? More to my point, your dismissal of Arkansas as if it is Mississippi is just dumb.

Come on, windy, give him a break. Tri_yoda lives in Idaho. He is too busy going to Klan rallies to pay attention to anything going on in the rest of the country.

And I thought those were just campfires to keep warm
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