Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Amazon chooses LIC and Crystal City for HQ2

One of the areas that Amazon is considering for a headquarters is Long Island City One of the areas that Amazon is considering for a headquarters is Long Island City
Kelvin Reese | 14 November, 2018, 01:03

"We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia", Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, said in a statement.

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. In late October, for instance, a judge ordered the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to release the region's bid for Amazon's HQ2 after WTAE-TV filed a "Right-to-Know request", the station reported.

Amazon's announcement on Tuesday referred to Crystal City as "National Landing", leading many to speculate that Amazon was undertaking a real estate agent-style rebranding of the neighborhood.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the news on Monday evening, the selection caps a process that lasted over a year to lure the Seattle-based retail giant.

Amazon also feared that if it put the facility in one city it might not find enough engineers to staff it, the paper says.

These will be new headquarters with equivalent status to Amazon's home in Seattle, in the northwestern USA state of Washington.

While the incentives offered to Amazon are sizable, some of the other locations hoping for the nod had offered more.

Amazon said the decision to split the new headquarters followed concerns about being able to recruit and house so many people in one place.

The two new head offices combined are expected to be equal to the existing Seattle campus in Washington, which is an over 750.000sqm property divided into 33 building and hosting 24 restaurants.

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Google plans to double its workforce in New York City to more than 14,000 people over the next decade, setting up a showdown for top tech talent in the city where Amazon is putting one of its two HQ2s.

Government officials in both NY and Northern Virginia were expecting to hold events for announcements on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter.

"New Yorkers will get tens of thousands of new, good-paying jobs, and Amazon will get the best talent anywhere in the world".

NY and Virginia beat out 18 others, including Los Angeles and Chicago, on a shortlist Amazon released in January.

New York State will grant $1.525 billion in incentives contingent on the company creating 25,000 new jobs with an average salary of $150,000 and occupying a certain amount of office space.

It also has brought additional scrutiny to potential incentives Amazon might receive to locate in certain areas.

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

He said Global Toronto is also in touch with Amazon for unspecified "follow-up opportunities".

Amazon has said employees who work in Seattle will have a chance to relocate.

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