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Is Bentonville, AR, a retailer hub?

The difference is specialization, IMO...

I heard a comment recently that instead of trying to HQ in NYC, Bezos should have picked some smaller town (perhaps where a mine or mill or factory has closed), and reinvigorate it with a new source of income and prosperity

And that would probably work for jobs that don't require a high degree of specialization or advanced degrees.

If you are a high skilled worker for a tech firm in Silicon Valley, or you are a currency swap trader in NY, it probably isn't very likely that you would be overly eager to relocate to a new company in some small or rural town and there are probably not enough qualified workers already in that geographic area that have that knowledge or experience.

That is why I think most major financial companies will likely consolidate. If your company is moving to a new location, you will want to either bring everyone with you (expensive), or pull from the local community and that will be much easier to do if you know other companies in the area already employ the type of workers you want.
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