As Amazon looks new homes creating long island, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians Seattle say that both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailers.
Communities are subject to outsy influence on a company that is used for what he wants and unfazed by the fault, fairly or not, for the general changes around it.
It looks just north of the Pacific Ocean, where both Amazon and Seattle are not transformed dramatically together and sometimes chances over the last 24 years, thereby making some "mossback" full of frustration among the fans.
But the main difference.
New York City and DC-area picks will allow the company to strategically sidestep and diffuse many growing pains Amazon has been blamed for his Seattle native. This is because the current steps will be taken by Amazon from the "MVP" employer's role he plays here, only "VIP" employer position of two of America's biggest, most powerful locales.
According to Fitch Ratings's analysis, 25,000 Amazon jobs were at least 1 percent of the labor force in the Metropolitan Statistical Area of New York or DC. Both also have a large number of personal income in six figures.
In Seattle, Amazon's workforce has increased from 5,000 to 45,000 employees since 2010, and its main footprint has grown from 1 million to 8 million square feet in the center.
Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist of Windermere Real Estate, estimates that Amazon's crew of highly qualified and well-paid technologies is about 15% of the total employee of Seattle.
Amazon says that 4 billion dollars were spent on a home in Seattle, after a turbulent South Tibetan warehouse claim that an unofficial company, Amazon, was responsible for the development of the 44-strong company.
The company claims that it has invested 38 billion dollars in the city economy in 2010 and 2016.
Downtown core today is a bustling employment center that fills extra bus routes subsidizing Amazon, who claims half of his employees walk, bike or take public transit work.
The area is also limited to blue-filled Amazon workers who have lunch in small local diners and truck warehouses. The Downtown Seattle Association claims that more than 2,000 small businesses have been opened since Downtown Seattle, after Amazon appeared.
This also implies a stable block of construction works in the pocket in the center, which also coincides with a bilateral transport project that is caused by two-storey and bilateral transport projects. Interviews 5 and automobile 99. Critics also worry about Seattle's metamorphosis from the modest blue collar region of wood, fishing and factory jobs, city status as the star's center of technology that prompted Amazon and Facebook and Google to irritate major shares.
The new concentration of Seattle was highly qualified and well-paid technologies, which were later in the Great Recession era, contributing to a vicious housing market. As the majority of the young and one rental, Gardner says that renting a secondary city has grown by 70% since 2010, about 2,000 dollars a month. At the same time, the average living cost of a family house increased by 90% to 844 000 USD.
Together with growing tensions, Amazon's growth rate reached a peak of the year, as the city struggled to overcome the crisis homeless. Amazon successfully fought for the proposed city tax, which helped finance more services. Local officials quickly fell into the city's best employer, after Amazon threatened development projects. The bitter struggle was even more burdened by CEO and founder Jeff Bezos as "corporate citizen" reputation and shattered, despite the relatively small portfolio of Amazon made in the city of homelessness.
Within the first two decades of existence, Amazon.com's business flourished in Seattle, ranging from literary dot-com darling and expanding "everything in the shop". In fact, Amazon has been warmly welcomed by the city in 1994 by Boeing and its innovative legacy, but it was also ready to be a creative enclave for the West.
For the past five years, the change of acceleration is so intense that the growing pain between Amazon and Seattle is sharp and visual.
The Seattle Berger, a Seattle reviewer, who has a history of history from his native perspective, recalls that Amazon, along with local journalists and writers, highlighted content to help books sell books. But Amazon's success was later considered as a traditional bookstore and all printed editions.
"At some point, they crossed the line that creative dot-com to" The Man "," Berger said.
With all of this rearview and looking forward to his new headquarters in cities, Margaret O & # 39; Mara, a technical industry historian and a Washington University professor said that there is an opportunity for the Amazon Clean Start. He called on the company to fraud new ways as a public-connected technological giant who required local taxes.
"Building is a neighborhood that is really a great place for technical staff, but it's not a city-built city, it's not a sustainable development that you want to have," said Omar.
Amazon has opened new outposts in New York, North Virginia