Amazon’s second headquarters won’t be anywhere close to North Texas

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

The Post had reported recent discussions about placing an HQ2 location in Crystal City include how to move employees, specific buildings, and how to make the announcement.

After a year-long competition among more than 230 locations, Amazon has chosen to split its second headquarters between Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Northern Virginia.

Toronto continually stood out as a top contender for the bid, beating out the likes of other Canadian cities and was in the final running alongside Denver, Virginia, Atlanta, Nashville, and New York City.

Virginia also said it would invest almost $200 million in neighborhood infrastructure, including improvements to two Metro stations.

In addition to the headquarters, it said a new centre of operations for the U.S. east coast would be built in Nashville, Tennessee, with an extra 5,000 people to be hired.

In a statement on Tuesday, Tory said the process of bidding for Amazon's huge expansion, dubbed HQ2, has raised the city's profile around the world as a tech hub.

Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its US$5 billion new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City and close by Washington, D.C. According to journalist David Sirota, New York Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim is looking to block the Amazon deal.

In a surprise twist, Amazon ultimately decided to choose two winners instead of one.

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Some Amazon critics point out that all 50,000 jobs and investment from the company was originally touted as going towards one location.

Already, local politicians and community members are raising the alarm about both the corporate tax breaks and the impact on living conditions-particularly housing costs and congestion-that the company is known to bring. Kansas City's mayor gave five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon's website, and Stonecrest, Georgia offered to rename some of its land the city of Amazon.

Amazon has said it helped boost Seattle's economy indirectly by $38 billion between 2010 and 2016.

Amazon narrowed the contest to 20 finalist cities in January, then asked for reams of data and made whirlwind two-day site visits, during which cities tried to impress the company's economic development team.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed beforehand, and representatives from Cuomo's office and Empire State Development did not immediately responded to Gothamist's inquiry about the goal of handing millions of dollars in cash to one of the richest companies in the world.

The Circle City was among the 20 final cities that were being considered by the Seattle-based company.

More than 25,000 full-time jobs with average wage exceeding $150,000. Amazon will also purchase several development sites from JBG that have a total of 4.1 million square feet of buildable space.

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