Miami’s Chances Of Landing Amazon Improved After HQ2 Split, Worldcenter Developer Says

Amazon has decided not to award HQ2 to any single city and will instead split it, according to multiple reports.

The last-minute change is good news for Miami, according to the developer of Miami Worldcenter.

“Accommodating half the people makes it exponentially easier,” Miami Worldcenter Managing Principal Nitin Motwani told the WSJ.

Miami’s odds of landing Amazon are now better “given we don’t have industry and infrastructure on the scale they are talking about, but we have an incredible place to live,” Motwani added.

On Monday, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said that Miami was still in talks with the company, despite reports that a deal was near elsewhere.

The New York Times reported on Monday that sources in both Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia say they are close to finalizing deals with Amazon. Sources in Miami are bound by non-disclosure agreements which prevent any information on negotiations from being disclosed.

Negotiations are also still under way with other finalists, in addition to late stage negotiations that are taking place with Long Island City and Crystal City, according to the FT. A final decision has not been made, the paper said.

Urbanist Richard Florida thinks that either way, Miami could end up with something from Amazon. “It wouldn’t surprise me to hear in coming months, ‘We’re going to put a Latin American headquarters in Miami,'” Florida told Geekwire.

A formal announcement on HQ2 could come as soon as this week.

 

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Anonymous

With a headquarters for 25,000 employees Miami chances are much better.

Anonymous

Even a halved HQ2 would be nice but LatAm HQ in Miami is the way to go for Amazon and Miami.

Anonymous

Why not both?

Anonymous

i love miami, but amazon is looking for talent that we are not known for, nor do we have the infrastructure they want. i hope this make our leaders rethink about what a major, global, competitive city actually is.

Anonymous

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AnyMouse

The talent is not as big an issue as you think. We can import what we need. And BTW, there are some Gullivers, Ransoms, Belins and other non-trash schools down here that put kids into Ivy League occasionally. Don’t sell us that short.

Infrastructure OTOH, is definitely a bigger problem that’s harder to solve in the near term.

Anonymous

Miami has great schools. Better than Broward or Palm Beach counties.

Anonymous

Amazing rendering

Anonymous

This isn’t too bad, either. http://bit.ly/2qCBwk2

Anonymous

Miami baby

Anonymous

Sources? it was already announced that Long Island and Virginia were awarded.

is this correct????

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Actually no. But yeah, I think Miami is a long shot…

Anonymous

Perfect. We’ll have more college educated liberals in Florida. Ron Desastre won’t win next time.

Anonymous

More “more college educated liberals in Florida” means it’s time to run the rednecks across the border into Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.

Anonymous

Let them run to Alabama. Georgia is slowly becoming a swing state. Let’s not jeopardize that.

Anonymous

LOL, apparently Georgia is becoming a swing state because two recent elections with AstroTurf token liberals receiving billions from George Soros. Remember when liberals were against unlimited campaign contributions?

Anonymous

Yes, but now we have learned that the only way to win is to play as dirty as the republicans have. The next census will show more people have moved to cities which will mean more urban liberal representatives in congress and will become almost impossible for republicans to ever take back the house unless it is a wave year.

Anonymous

As if Democrats weren’t playing dirty for years. Ever since 1980, their voter base has been reoriented towards Third World immigration to create a new one. The fact Trump has called them out for this is why he’s hated so much by them, which is ironic whenever they autistically screech about “democratic values.”

The handful of seats Republicans lost were mostly held by moderates in blue states. Thanks to the Democrats making the political climate more polarized than ever, while blaming Trump despite the fact everything which he has done or actually intends to do were past broken promises on both sides, people are seeing how idiotic libtards have become. No amount of money from Hollywood can change it.

AndrewN

Both parties are responsible for the polarization. Your diatribe is a perfect example of why republicans need to take blame as well.

Gene

And Cuba.

Anonymous

It’s ok for the left to be using “hate speech” and bigotry against whites… that’s the reason someone in this chat wants “the rednecks out of Florida !! What happens if someone writes …”Get the n…s .out of Florida “ oh that will be racist !!!!

Doble standard is the reason we call liberals hypocrites! ?

Now go, watch a movie and pay money to the “capitalist “ Michael Moore, that is the typical example of a liberal socialist with lots of money in his pockets!
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Anonymous

The day you can walk down the street, even while wearing a suit and tie, without people automatically assuming you are a criminal because of the color of your skin is the day you can say the n-word.

Anonymous

Food Stamp Recipients:
40% white
25% black
10% Hispanic

Justin

Cite the data. Also, hispanic does include white and black. Being hispanic is an ethnicity, not a race.

Justin

Where is the data that supports this argument? I would argue the biggest drain on taxes has been caused by rednecks and their political sponsors because of the state-level corruption that has allowed severe environmental problems associated with algae and red tides. This has cost the tax payer fortunes as well as thousands of small business owners who rely on tourism. These drains on taxes and taxable revenue far surpass the SUPPOSED crimes of black people.

Anonymous

And the companies wouldn’t follow them if the taxes increase.

Anonymous

Tell that to California, Seattle, and New York.

Anonymous

Alot of the companies are leaving or the cities they’re in broke their necks to keep them.

Anonymous

And yet they’re far wealthier than any conservative part of the country. The true conservative wealthy area is Texas and that’s because they got lucky with oil. But even Texas is slowly but surely becoming more liberal.

Anonymous

Cities, especially Austin, have always been liberal. The Census won’t change anything, but the left will desperately push for redistricting to gerrymander, like they did in Florida.

Anonymous

They are on Fisher Island…the wealthiest zip code in the USA.

Anonymous

If they are educated with a degree they won’t vote liberal. Indoctrination wears off in a few years.

Anonymous

Oh nooo. All these college educated people that value other people and the country are coming to town. Hide your kids!!!

Anonymous

They value your money and want you to pay taxes for their ideology… go and hide your kids …the liberals are coming !!?

Anonymous

Adorable comment and very real !!!!

Anonymous

Yes that’s why there are so many educated liberals moving to Alabama and Mississippi.

Anonymous

And then… we will get high taxes ( like the ones Gillum was planing to stick us with) and the companies will move somewhere else and we will get stuck with the “educated college liberals “

Why are going to get college liberals? , most of the have degrees in “Social Awareness”, “iWomen Studies “ and “Lesbian Poetry”….. are they going to work in the packaging section of the company ?

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Justin

This is the dumbest shit I’ve read all day.

Anonymous

Hate to destroy your liberal fantasy, but the fasting growing areas of Florida are solid conservative. Any “college educated liberals” will be canceled out to say the least.

Anonymous

You’re joking right? The most rapidly growing areas are the liberal cities,Tampa, Orlando, and the Miami-Broward-Palm Beach region. The rest of the state is Alabama.

Anonymous

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, and Lakeland-Winter Haven-FL Metropolitan Statistical Area are growing just as fast, if not more, and have the land to do so.

Anonymous

They removed the comment about the doble standard of the liberals!!! So it’s ok to express derogatory comments about whites …. but not the other way around !
I’m proud to be a redneck… I work hard and pay taxes
My kids are in college and pay their tuitions by working hard
I’m married and I don’t have kids out of wedlock
My wife works and pay taxes
We respect the flag and the anthem and recognize that there’s police brutality but not only against blacks,
We have family members and friends that came to this country LEGALLY, pay a share of their taxes and are not a burden to the government
We respect democrats and republicans since we have friends that are moderates
We don’t like the extremely liberal snowflakes that want to take our money and support people that profit from our welfare system

I’m a redneck ?

A. Nonymous

The things you mention don’t make you a redneck, they make you an American. I have liberal friends that have very similar views, although they may express them in some different ways sometimes.

Anonymous

By being white with conservatives values they consider me red neck !

Anonymous

Stop being a snowflake.. America is a melting pot of immigrants.. respect diversity.

Anonymous

talk about desperate for attention

Crappy School system

Miami needs less corruption and better workers.

Anonymous

Huh? Haven’t they gone down to zero?

Anonymous

I guess that’s one way to spin it…

marc

This is totally grasping. It’s pretty much a done deal and this idea of a Latin American HQ is complete speculation.

Anonymous

Tell the truth brother….

Anonymous

That’s the biggest selling point access to Latin America