Amazon chooses Northern Virginia, NYC for new headquarters

Report Amazon chooses Northern Virginia New York for HQ2

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Save for Amazon's announcement, a quick search of The Washington Post reveals no previous references to this mystery area.

Over in Virginia, many were confused over Amazon's reference to "National Landing" when discussing the Arlington H2 location.

The three locations could create some 55,000 jobs in the next two decades.

In a series of tweets Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez criticized the tax breaks NY has offered Amazon and questioned whether the company plans to pay high wages, provide benefits, and hire from the existing community. The company announced on Tuesday that it will also create 5,000 more jobs in Nashville.

In an effort to attract Amazon, cities and states promised billions of dollars of tax breaks and other inducements. It also wanted a suburban or urban area with more than 1 million people and access to mass transit.

Amazon's search for a second headquarters captured the attention of almost every economic development agency in the country, with more than 200 submitting bids to land what had originally been described as 50,000 jobs and billions in investment.

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Shares in property companies expected to benefit shot up after rumours of Amazon's selections circulated this month.

That includes New York's newly minted Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who took to Twitter last night to point out that tax breaks will funnel much-needed money away from the city's crumbling infrastructure.

The sites are forecast to employ about 50,000 people combined.

The 29-year-old Democratic socialist, who will represent part of Queens, said Amazon's plans to open HQ2 in the Long Island City neighborhood could overburden the community and push out its working class while reaping big government tax breaks.

So what about those tax benefits?

The firm has already won at least $1.6bn in subsidies, according to Good Jobs First, a not-for-profit organisation that tracks the perks offered by states and towns.

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Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has officially announced a decision to split its second headquarters between New York City and northern Virginia.

Amazon officials are set to join both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday afternoon to outline its plans to build a 4 to 8 million square foot facility along the Long Island City riverfront.

In September, Bezos said that the US' second trillion dollar company was using a public process to choose their second headquarters because they wanted "to find a city that is excited to work with them".

What does the decision tell us about the U.S. economy?

"Crystal City had a negative connotation for 30 years", Gast said. It will also hire teams and executives for the new locations. Amazon has said it might consider some also-rans for other projects. After narrowing it down to 20, company representatives visited each city.

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