Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amazon HQ2 Threatens Kansas City Housing

Here's just a bit of insight that should offer a moment of pause for those making an "aggressive" bid to help distribute cheap Chinese merch across the nation.

"High-paying tech jobs also have a funny way of leading to higher real estate costs . . ."

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Be careful what you wish for, Amazon suitors, a lot will change with the tech giant in your city

Tap the brakes for a second, North America. Let that sea of red tail lights on the roadways around Seattle serve as a warning from those of us who have lived here for some time - big, giant tech companies in the heart of your city can change things. A lot.

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

They won't come to the six most murderous city in America, besides this city is turning into a republican city and they are a progressive company that supports horse slappin trannies! Lmao!!!

Anonymous said...

Da God Bezos wantz ta make sure hiz zlaves are treated like overworked royalty and dat taxpayerz picki up da bill.

Anonymous said...

South Kansas City could still use some life. Cerner employees won't live there but if Amazon brings in 50,000 employees some will have to live nearby.

Anonymous said...

Johnson County folks will sit back and let the eco devo, Chamber, and elected clowns from KCMO breathlessly race around and offer to give away everything under the sun and then the Amazon folks will visit the metro, take a look at what KCMO is and how it opeates, then glance west and say, "Say, what's this over here?"
Lots of JoCo opportunities for the Amazon folks, no e-tax, great schools, great transportation systems, low crime, balanced and predictable tax system, and professional local governments to work with.
These people are from Seattle where the reality of the environment turns out to be much much more important than spinning fantasies and hype.
All Sly's dancing in the world won't change the facts.

Anonymous said...

So Amazon wouldn't locate part of the northland that's not KCMO?

Super Dave said...

Either way the housing market will do just fine. The market might see a small rush if Amazon locates here but nobody will become super rich over night. House buying will still be based on location, shopping and schools something that a lot of Kansas City Mo does not have to offer. Out of town buyers will go north, east, west, and south of central Kansas City to buy homes.

Buts lets be real here. Out of state people moving here won't be more than those hired who are already living here. Whats the need for a second headquarters if your going to move already in place staff there? If Amazon comes to Kansas City outside of building what they want we won't see all that much a change in things other than the local mass media falling all over themselves to report on it. 40k to 50k of people are not going to come rolling in to the area in a caravan of U-Hauls and every known nationwide moving companies all at once like a huge parade. It will be a trickle effect that most will never see.

Retro ROCKER said...

Has A BUSINESS person many would welcome 50,000, High paying job's, The area need more of those. Many business people will tell you 60 percent of the people are one paycheck from disaster. The outher 40 percent are careful where they spend thats why they have it. It will be Great if they Locate within the metro area. The metro is so spread out people will still have an affordable place to live.

Mo Rage said...


Kansas City will never get the Amazon headquarters.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/09/upshot/where-should-amazon-new-headquarters-be.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

Anonymous said...

Da Houzing market will be fine az rentz keep goin up and up and up and up until da peoplez not being able to comez up wit $500 for an emoigency auto repair is a diztant memory.

So weez doin fine!

Anonymous said...

Hell Amazon be goin' to Kansas. Whats a matta wit you fool. Kansas got lower boone ratio, no mandatory min wage, no inner city slum and defunct school.

Git yer head out.. Amazon not be comin' to a town run by a Silver-back with a bow tie.

Anonymous said...

Have it on good authority Amazon is considering an area be ween Lawrence Kansas and KCI.

Anonymous said...


Amazon said they want a city like Seattle. IMO Kansas City is not diverse or liberal enough for Amazon, that's what the article in the NYT was trying to get across without saying it straight out that they want a very progressive city.

Anonymous said...

Weez got da local beer and booze, da toy train, and artizan barbecuez. Wut the hell elze day need?

Anonymous said...

And of course the left never mentions how hoodrats cause a decline in property values.

Anonymous said...

I was just reading that the drop in property values which equals a drop in tax revenue is what caused the school problems in the 70's , and now people will complain that property values will go up?

Anonymous said...

Amazon won't HQ here. The advantage to KC area is warehousing and shipping from the center of the U.S. They already have distribution centers in the Midwest. There is no need for them to send their corporate execs to the Siberia of America. I am betting they will look at locations like Dallas where there are huge talent pools, safety from climate change related crap, great air transportation options, warm weather, and a low cost of living.