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Mayor Sessoms is Delusional, and it’s contagious!

Mayor Sessoms is Delusional, and it’s contagious! and he’s going to spend millions of Virginia Beach Taxpayer trying to woo Amazon to open their new “Co-Headquarters” in Virginia Beach. That will never happen, because Amazon wants:

  • The company wants to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people. (Ok they do meet that one)
  • It’s looking to attract top technical talent. (really, not really a tech hub)
  • It wants to be within 45 minutes of an international airport.(you really can’t fly from ORF to anywhere, without changing planes)
  • It’s looking for direct access to mass transit.(Nope, not even if the “Tide” was built to the oceanfront already)
  • It needs 8 million square feet to expand its headquarters in the next decade – roughly the same size as its current base in Seattle, which has 33 buildings, 23 restaurants and 40,000 workers.(Think about it… Add >20,000 vehicles to Virginia Beach’s crappy roads)

While in contrast,

  • Northern Virginia has more a million people handy…
  • Northern Virginia has a large tech community to draw from…
  • Northern Virginia has 2 Airports that actually fly directly to Seattle, and third nearby…
  • Northern Virginia has an existing Mass Transit system…
  • Northern Virginia has an ass ton of available office space…

So if you live in Virginia Beach, you should let your city council members and your Mayor, know how you feel, and that the city should focus on real needs like flood prevention, fixing the paralyzing traffic, and the myriad of other issues that are causing hardships for the taxpayers, you know important things like an Arena for NBA and/or NHL teams that will never come, maybe Arena football…

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