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Analysis: This state is most likely to win Amazon's new headquarters

Analysis: This state is most likely to win Amazon's new headquarters | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Amazon might soon be building its second headquarters where the stars at night are big and bright. 
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nice to see so many great mayors out there looking to bring Amazon and 50,000 jobs to their community - quality city leadership is so important to the growth and quality of life in a city... San Antonio was not there...

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Target Just Cut Prices on Thousands of Items -- Here's What to Buy

Target Just Cut Prices on Thousands of Items -- Here's What to Buy | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Target has opened up a new front in the recent retail price wars. Shoppers can expect real savings on groceries, home goods, and toiletries.
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interesting...   on what may be called the "Amazon Effect" and nice to see lower prices - as long as we have choices in San Antonio it may even force HEB to look at their prices too. But, like HEB has become the local king by getting rid of competition and can get away with charging higher prices by convincing consumers that those prices are the "norm", perhaps one day Amazon will be emperor and will do exactly the same....   and that is why capitalism works - it is about the free competition

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Amazon to add second headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs

Amazon to add second headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com announced Thursday that it is seeking a second North American headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs.
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50,000 NEW JOBS! What do you say San Antonio - Austin? Click the link to join the conversation - my post is shared with you here. If you like the idea of more jobs locally, why not let Amazon know it.

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Amazon HQ2 cities: Here are some of the biggest snubs

Amazon HQ2 cities: Here are some of the biggest snubs | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
San Antonio, Texas

There's a good reason San Antonio didn't make the shortlist. In October, it took itself out of the running altogether.

In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said that while San Antonio has a "competitive toolkit of incentives" to offer, "blindly giving away the farm isn't our style."

So the city passed on submitting a formal bid for HQ2.

"It's hard to imagine that a forward-thinking company like Amazon hasn't already selected its preferred location. And, if that's the case, then this public process is, intentionally or not, creating a bidding war amongst states and cities," Nirenberg said.

Still, all is not lost for Texas. Both Austin and Dallas are finalists.
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the mayor decided we did not need the economic boost and jobs for our city....   really?  wonder if we had a different mayor....

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Six cities Amazon should consider for its second headquarters

Six cities Amazon should consider for its second headquarters | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Amazon’s surprise announcement Thursday morning that it will begin searching for a second headquarters in North America will send political and civic…
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North of San Antonio - South of Austin....

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Amazon owns a whole collection of secret brands

Amazon owns a whole collection of secret brands | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
When you go to Amazon.com, what are you looking for? Products from the brands you recognize, or perhaps just the cheapest ones—assuming the ratings aren't terrible? After decades of selling products—and knowing exactly what people are buying, and when they are buying it—Amazon has started cutting out the middle-man by selling self-produced items. Throug
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just WHO is in the Amazon family?

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