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…
Amazon announces two winners for its second headquarters