Amazon Plans to Spread Second Headquarters Across Two Cities

Amazon Plans to Spread Second Headquarters Across Two Cities

Amazon Plans to Spread Second Headquarters Across Two Cities

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon will split its much-anticipated HQ2 between two yet-to-be-named cities.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO, recently said that the company looked at data to help make its decision "but then you make that decision with your heart".

Amazon, more than a year after announcing a search for a city in which to place a second headquarters campus, may be entertaining the idea of placing those workers in two cities instead.

Boston made the top 20 list of contenders to be the new home for Amazon's HQ2, and some considered it among the top choices due to the region's universities, tech economy, and skilled workforce. It would also mean that Seattle, the company's headquarters since it was founded in 1994, remaining its centre of gravity.

This report was seemingly corroborated in a tweet from Mike Grella, Amazon's Director of Economic Development, admonishing the source who leaked the Crystal City negotiations to WaPo. The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon was in final talks with New York, Dallas and Crystal City, Virginia, which is just outside of Washington. Pittsburgh officials have been extremely quiet about Amazon, discussions with the company and the company's visit to the city.

MA economic development secretary Jay Ash said Saturday his office has not been in recent contact with Amazon. "You're not doing Crystal City, VA any favors". And transit issues are also a factor, the report said. If it does turn out to be Crystal City and New York City, we hope Amazon has a plan for how to deal with all the traffic.

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