Skip to comments.Amazon 'to split its second headquarters between Queens, New York and Crystal City, Virginia'
Posted on 11/06/2018 6:58:44 AM PST by C19fan
Amazon.com Inc is planning to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations - Long Island City in the New York borough of Queens and a Virginia suburb of Washington, DC.
The New York Times is reporting that the online retailer is in advanced stages of negotiations with local governments in both areas to conclude an agreement.
Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company decided to split its headquarters in two locations rather than just one.
The retailer previously announced a planned investment of $5 billion and 50,000 jobs for the second headquarters.
Under the new plan, the e-commerce giant will split the workforce with 25,000 employees in each city, the WSJ report.
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So HQ2 turns out to be two big regional offices.
You work for Amazon. You get the choice, DC area or Queens. Lol
My husband is from Queens, I dont think Bezos is going to like trying to fly out of NYC on Friday nights.Just ask Sully.
That was a really dumb and shortsighted move. Ouch.
So much for looking at areas with affordable housing for employees. I thought Dallas had the best business case, but this looks like a political decision.
Making Virginia even more blue. Boo!!!!!
I lived in the Crystal City region for 3.5 years. With the Pentagon crowd, the drive into work was already a massive adventure. Maybe they will be smart enough to buy some parking garage near the Eisenhower METRO station and let the employees park there and ride the METRO the rest of the way into Crystal City.
Affordable housing? I just started laughing. You’d need $400k to get into a decent house. Salary-wise, if they don’t pay over $70k per year...I don’t see anyone taking a job for more than a year or two, and then moving on.
Same way with the Queen decision. So much bad logic. They could have easily picked Dallas or Nashville, and done so much better.
The cost of living in those areas will drive away all but the execs and the independently wealthy.
Waiting to hear from the “it’ll be Austin, guaranteed” crowd...
Maybe the real estate market will return to normal in the Raleigh area now. It’s been crazy ever since Raleigh was named as a potential HQ location. Now hopefully, they can screw up the Apple opportunity as well...
NYS is refusing to reveal how much the state government is offering Amazon in bribes...er, incentives to site in NYS.
Note to Amazon: Expect a court fight after taxpayers find out what Albany has done.
Pay very close attention on this.
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