Alibaba announced it was moving forward with an IPO that looks to be the largest offering since Facebook and the first with such a focus on the Chinese market and global commerce. Most investors have no idea what Alibaba really does or about the aggressive plans the company has for world expansion. But a peek inside their corporate office shows this company is thinking globally and thinking very big.
The company headquarters are located in Hangzhou, a modern city and big economic-development zone. It's centrally located near many large educational institutions providing them a large population of qualified candidates as the company continues to grow — a huge competitive advantage.