Saturday, September 09, 2017

Kansas City Ranks On Amazon HQ2 Shot List

Great find from a TKC reader and maybe the first sign of a real tech jobs influx as Kansas City awaits work to ship cheap Chinese merch across this great nation:

This map shows the 39 places likeliest to win Amazon's new-headquarters contest

Local leaders across North America are suddenly competing to host the second headquarters of Amazon, one of the world's largest e-commerce platforms. But an analysis by The Washington Post shows that only a few dozen metropolitan areas fit the criteria set out by the technology giant in an announcement Thursday.

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazon may come to the metro, but certainly not to KCMO.
The earnings tax, poor schools, and crime are more than enough to drive them away, and it's hard to imagine what they must be thinking having just watched what happens when businesses have to try to work with the clown car at 12th and Oak.
Johnson County looks like the winner.
That's where all the executives would live anyway.

Anonymous said...

"tax and regulatory incentives"

Will they locate where the populace says Yep and Yup when asked questions during job interviews.


Anonymous said...

Ain't no way the $100K a year Amazon engineers are going to fork over %1 of their paycheck to KCMO for services not rendered. KCMO will not be chosen.

Anonymous said...

kc area would be great for amazon.

we already have a base of young hard-working engineers.

adding more eouldn't be hard.

Anonymous said...

Did he mean "short list" because "shot list" as in getting shot is appropriate! With the murder and crime rate around killa city I'd be shocked if they came anywhere near here. sLIE will have to sell out kc taxpayers like we've never seen before to land these guys

Anonymous said...

KCMO is one of the race-to-the-bottom cities (subsidies and cheap-arse labor) being tossed into pot.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how cities and states cursed Amazon for nearly two decades for not collecting sales tax. About the time Amazon is ready to make a move they screw their customers and start collecting sales tax only because they are going to leach fom the local governments like the bitch boys they are. Now look at the boss hog hucksters on their knees ready to give Amazon abatements, break and incentives to relocate - with the tab for this dog and pony show going directly to the tax payers.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to KCMO Amazon! When the shots ring out — “pop, pop, pop,” and then a thunder roll of gunfire — just hit the floor.

Anonymous said...

Dez gunna want to build dat ting on our notorious East Side where da folkz need jobz!

Anonymous said...

No taxes for 1000 years and also free land anywhere in the city. Every day at noon workers will leave their offices and pray to a giant, gold statue of Jeff Bezo.

Tracy Thomas said...

^^^^love this, 10:59.

Next August during Amazon Prime Week, special prayer rugs will be on sale. Including a photo of Sly James with his mouth open.

Back to the issue of the 1% earnings tax--don't i recall that SOME favored companies were exempted from paying it? Including Burns&Mac??

I still don't think Amazon would come to KCMO, but just maybe to OP--taking over the empty Sprint HQ. Plus other free land that OP and Governor/soon to be Spiritual Ambassador Sam Brownback would throw in. After all, shopping on Amazon is kind of a religion.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^You come across as so stupid sometimes.

Tracy Thomas said...

2:36--you don't seem to understand the point of this blog. Stop attacking others. Make your point about the TOPIC. Stop ad hominem attacks. Own your words. Sign your posts, even with a nom de plume. The game afoot is to DISCUSS THE TOPIC. Not bully. Make a contribution, advance the discussion. Nobody needs to know your meanspiritedness. Not those you live with or those you work with (poor souls.) We just need to have facts and theories and commentary about the issues. Stop wasting our time.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^least they didn't copy the words spoken by others like you do.

Tracy Thomas said...

That's hilarious, 9:30. I do not copy anyone else's words.
Jesus, you're so off base.
Now make a comment about the TOPIC, and stop trying to bully others.

Anonymous said...

I have it on good authority Amazon is looking at a site between Lawrence Kansas and KCI.