Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY Published 8:53 AM EDT Aug 13, 2018 Amazon has 17 tech hubs in North America outside Seattle that employ more than 17,500 corporate, as opposed to warehouse and fulfillment, staff. That number is anticipated to rise to 26,200 by 2023. Here's where they are — and why. San Francisco Bay Area Size: 6,000 staffers Businesses: Amazon Devices; Amazon Web Services; Amazon Alexa Why: Silicon Valley is here, in addition to Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley and other universities with strong computer science and engineering programs. More: Amazon is no longer a Seattle company. Here's what that will mean for future workers and its second headquarters Vancouver, Canada Size: 1,000, increasing to 4,000 by 2023. Businesses: Amazon Alexa; Amazon Web Services; Amazon Fulfillment Technology Why: Major universities, close to Seattle and it’s easier for highly-educated people to get a work visa in Canada … [Read more...] about Does Amazon already have a tech hub in your city? Check here
Amazon's impending choice of Long Island City as home to half of its much-hyped HQ2 is a huge win for New York and its burgeoning tech sector. But the e-commerce juggernaut is not the first big company to put down stakes in the Queens enclave. In 1990 Citibank completed 1 Court Square, a 49-story, 1.5 million-square-foot tower, to create low-cost space for back-office workers. It plans to move out of the bulk of the building next year.In 2001 insurance giant MetLife relocated its headquarters to Queens Plaza North only to return to Midtown five years later.But most experts agree that Amazon's arrival marks a paradigm shift. "Economic development in the outer boroughs used to be driven by low costs," said Seth Pinsky, an executive vice president at RXR Realty and former president of the city's Economic Development Corp. "Amazon is likely to get tax breaks, but it also represents a shift where companies are actively choosing to be in Long Island City for everything it offers."Landing one … [Read more...] about Why Long Island City checked Amazon’s boxes
Weldon B. Johnson Arizona Republic Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 OK, getting named to a list of the 10 sweatiest cities in the country is a dubious distinction at best, but at least give us full credit. Phoenix, the hottest big city in the United States, somehow didn’t make the 10 Sweatiest Cities list for 2017. That oversight has been rectified as the city checks in at No. 3 on the 2018 list. Only the presumably sweatier Orlando and New Orleans are ahead of Phoenix on the list, which has been published for the past four years by Honeywell Fans and Environmental Health & Engineering. We know hot Phoenicians don’t bat an eye at 100-degree temperatures and don’t really start to complain until the mercury reaches 115. And that famed dry heat? Try selling that one around here when monsoon conditions kick in. We know about sweating around here. So, how were we left out last year and why did we make the list this year? Tweaks in the … [Read more...] about Phoenix is the hottest big city in the U.S., but just the third sweatiest?
Selling a home is no easy task. However, if its in Union City, selling a property may be easier than you think. According to a study conducted by SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, Union City is the easiest place in the state to sell a home. The study examined how many days on average a house in New Jersey stays on the market. On average, homes in Union City spend the fewest number of days on the market before they are sold -- 26.5 days. Two other communities in Hudson County made this list. Bayonne ranked seventh with an average of 41.2 days, while Jersey City checked in at No. 10 with an average of 43.9 days. Morristown is ranked as the second-easiest place to sell a home in New Jersey. There, homes spend an average of 31.3 days on the market before they are sold, SmartAsset found. Here is the top 10: 1. Union City (26.5 average days on market) … [Read more...] about Hudson County city is N.J.’s ‘easiest’ place to sell a home, study says
Here are the average rents and vacancy rates for various rental housing floor plan options in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The information is provided by Marquette Advisors' fourth-quarter review of rental properties, for the months October through December 2017. North Suburbs includes Anoka, Blaine, Champlin, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Mounds View, New Brighton, St. Anthony and Spring Lake Park. Northwest-West-Southwest Suburbs includes Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Chaska, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Mound, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Spring Park, St. Louis Park and Wayzata. East Suburbs includes Arden Hills, Cottage Grove, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Newport, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Roseville, Shoreview, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and Woodbury. South of Minnesota River Suburbs includes Apple Valley, … [Read more...] about How much is rent for a 2-bedroom in Twin Cities? Check out the Rent Chart