Amazon announces two winners for its second headquarters

Amazon has announced that its second US headquarters will be split between two cities, with smaller-than-expected new offices in the New York borough of Queens and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia. The announcement caps a year of deliberations that saw over 200 frenzied proposals offering billions in incentives to the e-commerce giant. Amazon had previously promised that the development would bring 50,000 jobs to the state of its choice, along with $5 billion of capital spending.

The choice for the Long Island City neighborhood and Washington suburb has some calling the so-called contest a con job, since Amazon already employs more people in those two areas than anywhere outside of its Seattle HQ and the Bay Area. In other…

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Source: theverge
Amazon announces two winners for its second headquarters