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Amazon is said to be close to selecting two cities as the site of its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2: the Long Island City section of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, The New York Times reported on Monday evening.
The reported selection follows nearly a year of lobbying by cities and regions across the United States and Canada.
The Washington, DC, metro area was long seen as the frontrunner for the contest, with Northern Virginia specifically seeming to pull ahead in recent months.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the e-commerce giant is considering a plan to develop its second headquarters in two different cities, with 25,000 employees at each of the campuses.
The long wait is over.
Amazon is said to be in talks to develop its second headquarters, HQ2, in the Long Island City section of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, The New York Times reported on Monday evening, citing people familiar with the plans.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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