Amazon has reportedly been closing in on a deal for a split headquarters, with Crystal City in Virginia and Long Island City in NY emerging as the frontrunners during the yearlong search. The site also indirectly supports over 50,000 other jobs, Amazon said.
After a year-long search in which more than 200 cities wooed the web giant for the project - and the treasure of jobs, development and tax revenue it will bring - Amazon opted to divvy up its so-called HQ2 between the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens in NY and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington.
Then came the big surprise a week ago when the Journal reported that Amazon planned to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations rather than picking one city.
The company's push to build a second home base highlights how massively Amazon has expanded during its 20-plus year history. He was hopeful that HQ2 would come to New York City.
The Post had reported recent discussions about placing an HQ2 location in Crystal City include how to move employees, specific buildings, and how to make the announcement.
Amazon's HQ2 is getting divided by two.
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Entre lágrimas, y recordando que no empezó como centro delantero su carrera, Bravo se despidió. "El deseo siempre ha estado, pero hay que saber reconocer cuando ya no estás más.
Amazon's decision will likely lead to more foreign visitors, fuel more worldwide flights and potentially stimulate more exports.
The online retailer began the search across North America in September 2017, with the aim of creating a second, equal headquarters to its home base in Seattle. Other cities may get other responsibilities, the newspaper added. Amazon's decision will likely lead to more foreign visitors, fuel more worldwide flights and potentially stimulate more exports, in addition to the jobs it would offer. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.
It also has brought additional scrutiny to potential incentives Amazon might receive to locate in certain areas.
The company said it would invest more than $5 billion over nearly two decades in a second headquarters, hiring as many as 50,000 full-time employees that would earn more than $100,000 a year on average. Bernie Sanders, who have called out the company over issues like wages.
Amazon's decision leaves a group of cities that expended months of resources and time without a clear reward. But those projects will just catch up with current needs, says Councilman Jimmy van Bramer.
"I joke that we're experiencing explosive growth 30 years in the making", says Elizabeth Lusskin, president of the Long Island City Partnership, a neighborhood development group.