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亚马逊建第二总部,带来机会 2017-09-08 07:18:04

亚马逊建第二总部,带来机会

 

亚马逊发达了,很多人也跟着富裕了。

那些错过机会的人,现在时机到了!

亚马逊在寻找第二个总部的建设地点,跟着亚马逊走,你会获得不少的机会。致富,也会变的很容易。

凭直觉,俄亥俄州的首府哥伦布市得天独厚:地理位置优越,城市这几年成长快速,年轻人的比例高,充满活力。城里还有美国人数规模最大的大学,俄亥俄州立大学,坐拥四万多学生,这就是非常好的,高质量的后备雇员。该大学的质量和排名都不错,至少对于亚马逊需要的水准,应该足够。而且,在哪里获得大面积的地皮也不是很难。

还有一点,维多利亚的秘密,总部也在那里,是从那里发家的。对于眼馋美女的亚马逊新富豪,也是不错的。 (笑话!)

如果我的猜测成真,我会快速的“移民”哥伦布市,在那里陪朋友们喝酒。

我一直就挺喜欢哥伦布市的,只是当年不小心,定居在克利夫兰附近,安逸了,也不太想搬家,这是个在哥伦布市北部两个多小时的车程地方,靠近美丽的伊利湖。对于喜欢水,又讨厌台风的人来说,这里比海边更好。

只是,冬天的大湖气候,会带来让人不愉快的寒冷和大风雪。相比我住的地方,哥伦布市的冬天会更温和。在这里,没有自然灾害需要忧虑,唯一的不好是冬天的寒冷,但是,那也只有区区个把月,也不是大事。这里房价合理,你可以花硅谷十分之一的价码享受大得多的草坪,而且最重要的是,这里的住民多数是比较传统的美国人,很合西雅图的“意思”,是个不错的过日子的地方。

天时地利人和,都占尽了。就看亚马逊的眼光和魄力了。

不久前,位于克利夫兰市南郊,历史上一度美国最大的购物中心,在荒废多年之后,被亚马逊看中,正在建一个规模颇大的物流配送中心。

在哥伦布周围,也有不少半死不活的购物中心,将成为亚马逊不错的下酒菜。它先将大量的购物中心逼到死胡同,再低价收购,也是很好的成功之道。

要不然,你继续买点亚马逊的股票,未来十年也会成为不错的退休金的补充。与其在那里借酒消愁,担心退休后钱不够花,不如好好的动动脑筋,借势打力。祝大家好运。借机感谢那些一直跟读我的科幻小说的读者,让你们在享受对未来的想象的同时,发点小财。

下面是一位的分析,大家参考一下。

时势造英雄!


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Amazon's second headquarters: These cities are contenders

 

Amazon's (AMZN) surprise announcement Thursday that it plans to look for a second corporate headquarters in North America is likely to set off a bidding war among cities and municipalities, eager for a bite at the $38 billion in economic growth potential the company has promised.

The company gave some clues about what it wants for its "HQ2" -- a location similar to its Seattle campus that is urban or suburban, well-connected to transit and in a metro area with at least 1 million people. But beyond that, the fact that it's going through a public process and accepting bids suggest that it's open to looking far and wide -- and willing to be swayed by generous local tax breaks.

"It's unusual to go through a [request for proprosal] process, essentially shopping for a new location before any vetting is done on their own for a new location," said Dennis Donovan, president of WDG Consulting, a location search company.

The U.S. has 55 metro areas with a population over 1 million. Excluding Seattle itself and cities in Puerto Rico (an unlikely choice considering the U.S. territory's fiscal issues and legal status), that leaves 53.

Though Amazon specified a city larger than 1 million, most experts predict the behemoth will need a much larger metropolitan area.

"Amazon is so large that it itself is a place-maker and a place-changer," said Susan Wachter, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania. "It cannot put itself down in the middle of nowhere because it would overwhelm whatever was there."

That leaves out college towns like State College, Pennsylvania, or Ann Arbor, Michigan, where more than half of the population is college-educated but which lack proximity to major metro centers, along with their infrastructure. 

"Amazon is a prototypical innovation economy company. It relies on a lot of workers with a lot of technical training," said Joseph Parilla, a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy program at the Brookings Institute. "We're looking at a combination of factors that might make an attractive labor market, like the quantity and quality of the college-educated force."

Among the many factors Amazon listed, that's the one that weighs above all others: talent. All the experts who spoke with CBS News for this story said the size and quality of the potential workforce would be a big factor for the project's location, which promises to hire 50,000 people at six-figure salaries. 

That also means the places Amazon already has fulfillment centers won't necessarily have an advantage because those centers tend to employ hourly workers with lower-skilled people.

A third of U.S. adults have a bachelor's degree, so to find relatively high-educated cities, CBS News looked at metro areas where more than 33 percent of the population has a college degree or higher.

Twenty-six cities fit this criteria:

Metro area

State

Population

Percent with bachelor's degree

New York-Newark-Jersey City

 NY

20,153,634

38.40

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

 CA

13,310,447

32.70

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

 IL

9,512,999

36.00

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

 TX

7,233,323

33.40

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

 DC

6,131,977

49.30

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

 PA

6,070,500

36.00

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

 GA

5,789,700

37.00

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

 MA

4,794,447

46.00

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

 CA

4,679,166

47.20

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

 MN

3,551,036

40.30

San Diego-Carlsbad

 CA

3,317,749

37.20

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

 CO

2,853,077

41.80

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson

 MD

2,798,886

38.60

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia

 NC

2,474,314

33.50

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

 OR

2,424,955

37.90

Pittsburgh

 PA

2,342,299

33.00

Kansas City

 MO

2,104,509

35.80

Austin-Round Rock

 TX

2,056,405

42.60

Columbus

 OH

2,041,520

35.10

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

 CA

1,978,816

48.70

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

 TN

1,865,298

33.60

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

 WI

1,572,482

33.90

Raleigh

 NC

1,302,946

44.40

Richmond

 VA

1,281,708

35.20

Hartford-West Hartford-East   Hartford

 CT

1,206,836

38.30

Rochester

 NY

1,078,879

37.30

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Note: The Los Angeles metro, where 32.7 percent of adults have at least a bachelor's degree, fell below the educational cutoff, but it was included on this list due to its size and because its entertainment industry is potentially important to Amazon.

 SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS/AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY, 2015 ESTIMATES

Beyond that, the particular qualities that Amazon wants aren't always easy to find in combination -- especially considering the facility's size.

"You need a place that has enough land to put a site in. That can be a challenge for some of the places with the most sophisticated transit systems," said Parilla. Conversely, places with more land, like Atlanta, Denver and Houston, tend to have relatively less transit.

One thing that likely won't have much of an impact? The subsidies that the state or city offers, experts said -- although tax breaks might make a difference if two top-tier cities competed that were otherwise very similar.

"I often tell my clients that all the incentives in the world won't make the wrong location right," said Bruce Maus, a logistical consultant.

CBS News' Jillian Harding contributed reporting.

© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc.. All Rights Reserved.


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