Amazon reportedly chooses New York City and Northern Virginia for new HQ2s

One of the areas that Amazon is considering for a headquarters is Long Island City

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.

Days before the potential Amazon news emerged, the city announced a $180 million plan to address Long Island City's packed schools, street design and a sewage system that groans in heavy rain.

In January 2018, 20 "finalist" cities were named, including Raleigh, Toronto, Chicago, and Atlanta, among others. Cities across the United States have spent months jockeying for a $5 billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs.

In a way, the New York and Northern Virginia sites make sense, as the company had asked in its RFP specifically for "daily direct flights" to Seattle, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC.

Two HQ2 projects would also ensure that Seattle remains Amazon's definitive headquarters.

Seattle-based Amazon, which set out past year to situate one additional headquarters but now may reportedly open two, has declined to comment on its plans.


The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal both cite people familiar with the matter, saying the headquarters will be split between the Crystal City area of Virginia and Long Island City in NY.

It was reported earlier this month that Amazon was examining the option of creating two separate 25,000-person campuses, in part due to the need to hire enough tech talent and partly to ease housing and traffic concerns.

The new sites in NY and Northern Virginia will add to Amazon's existing headquarters in Seattle, which consists of 8.1m sq ft over 33 buildings, with 24 restaurants and 40,000 employees.

Bezos has a home near Crystal City in Washington, D.C., close to the Post. He was hopeful that HQ2 would come to New York City.

Amazon's decision will likely lead to more foreign visitors, fuel more global flights and potentially stimulate more exports.

Cities across the USA have spent months jockeying for a $5 billion investment. Landing Amazon would also cement Long Island City's transformation from a faded manufacturing zone to a vibrant, of-the-moment enclave of waterfront skyscrapers, modernized warehouses and artsy-tech ambience across the East River from midtown Manhattan. The site also indirectly supports over 50,000 other jobs, Amazon said. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office began moving more than 7,000 jobs out of Crystal City in 2003. Amazon has said it might consider some also-rans for other projects.

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