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#463

Texas already has a very favorable tax and regulatory climate. For employees, there’s no state income tax (just like WA) and plenty of affordable housing.


#464

I see you want to buy a 3000 sqft mansion or an older house with over 10,000 sqft lot for less than $350k :grinning:


#465

And we’re here!!!

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#466

#467

Ugh, I hope it’s not there. Why isn’t Hawaii an option?


#468

Time for me to scout Boston :slight_smile: using robots :grinning:


#469

I am still rooting for San Jose.


#470

Forget this stupid Amazon h2 crap. Alibaba will set up its US base in Bay Area for sure. It could be bigger than Amzn h2!


#471

Why do they even need a big US presence of HQ people? All they really need are warehouses. That’s the big danger if the next generation of tech is founded in China and/or India. They’ll create far fewer US jobs than US founded companies do.


#472

Not if they want to expand their presence to US and compete with Amzn head to head. You don’t suppose Amazon will remain a monopoly forever? If no one in the US can take it down then maybe a foreign company will.


#473

Nah alibaba is too smart to want to go head to head with Amazon at its home turf. They are butting heads in India and Southeast Asia instead.


#474

What type of employees will they need in the US? I don’t think there are very many roles that’d have to be in the US for Alibaba to compete in the US.


#475

India and SW Asia are baby steps. The real battle ground will be mainland USA.


#476

India + se Asia will have 5 times US population. Not baby step but the real deal.


#477

Look at GDP not population. They have more people but most are making peanuts. I don’t see their standard of living improve drastically anytime soon either.


#478

They are in Waco…


#479

Texas…same thing :grinning:


#480

Bay Area not gonna happen.


#481

That’s fine. We will make the next batch of startups that destroy amazon.


#482

Hanera does not agree. He thinks Austin is different. Keep Austin Wierd…