My guess for Amazon HQ2

Baltimore

Specifically, I would guess this property

300 N.Greene Street, the former Social Security Administration building.  11 Acres.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2917728,-76.6249865,268a,35y,39.47t/data=!3m1!1e3

https://realestatesales.gov/gsaauctions/aucdsclnk?sl=PEACH415019001

 

Reasons for my guess:

Has a shipping hub, though maybe not as much space as Seattle for accepting Sea shipments, it would aid in any shipments from Europe or a growing African economy.

 

On a major freeway to Washington DC, the easier to lobby with.

 

Close enough to several technical and business schools.

 

Larger middle and lower class work forces available to fill both management and stock/distribution roles.

 

Good access to air transportation.

 

The city has some good space to purchase, demolish and rebuild.

 

Baltimore also has the extra-work locals and activities already in place.  Sports teams, science parks etc.  Pretty on par with Seattle.

 

So that’s my guess.  Will be interesting to see if I am right.  Anyone want to place bets?

 

Sept 20 2017

 

#Amazon #HQ2

Ruby Beach

I was going to return home from visiting family in Brooklyn (Washington) by the normal route of cutting across from Aberdeen towards Montesano and up the canal, but read the signs for home instead, and took the coast.  Was good timing though, needed a restroom break just as the sun was setting and we were approaching Ruby Beach.  So took a few minutes to go down and watch the event in the fog.

 

 

Ruby Beach
Ruby Beach

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