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

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with renderings of Anable Basin

The announcement comes after a yearlong search and a fierce competition between North American cities to net the estimated 50,000 jobs that will be created with the new headquarters, which had been dubbed "HQ2".

Plus, even though smaller cities didn't land Amazon HQ2, Amazon did announce it would add 5,000 jobs at a new operations hub in Nashville, and has already added 6,000 jobs in numerous other 218 cities that did not make its list of the 20 finalists.

After weeks of suspense, Amazon announced Tuesday that it would split its "second headquarters" between New York City and northern Virginia. "The team did a great job selecting these sites, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of these communities".

"Massachusetts is the proud home of almost 4,000 Amazon jobs located in numerous facilities across the Commonwealth, including the headquarters for Amazon Robotics in North Reading and the creation of an additional 2,000 Amazon jobs in Boston's Seaport district by 2021", the state economic development office said in a statement. The company said its decision will create "tens of thousands" of jobs in the surrounding community.

RICHMOND, Va. - Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in NY and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Virginia Tech said their new campus was a key component in attracting Amazon to Virginia. Virginia will give Amazon almost $600 million, while NY will give the company roughly $1.5 billion. According to the Amazon press release, the city will receive an estimated incremental tax revenue of more than $10 billion over the next 20 years.

The prospect of a rise in housing costs in two cities known for scarce affordable housing is a chief concern for many.

It was not immediately clear how negotiations unfolded once Amazon settled on the plan for two offices.

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.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a newly elected member of Congress who represents Long Island City, the NY neighbourhood Amazon has chosen, said her office had received numerous calls from constituents expressing "outrage" about the tax benefits the firm is due to receive.

In an attempt to woo Amazon into choosing them, many cities and states tried to incentivize the company through tax break offers and gimmicks.

Amazon didn't say why it chose Arlington and Long Island City sites from the list of 20 finalists.

The driving force behind the split is to allow Amazon to recruit more of the best tech talent. The two locations combined would be about the same size as the company's current home in Seattle, which has 33 buildings, 23 restaurants and houses 40,000 employees.

Related News:



Most liked

Rosenstein No Longer Overseeing Russia Probe
The president also castigated CNN reporter Abby Phillip for asking if he wanted Whitaker to "rein in" the special counsel. Chris Coons, D-Del., McConnell said "it's not going to come up because it's not necessary".

Ariana Grande Shows Off Her New Tattoos in "Breathin" Music Video
Ariana Grande wanted to take a break after including the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller , but it comes back. She also told her fans that she "woke up w a pig on my chest", before reflecting on the past couple of months.

Paradise lost after fire consumes Northern California town
Butte County Sheriff's Office said an evacuation ordered had been issued for the small communities of Stirling City and Inskip. One broke out close to the Borderline Bar & Grill, where a gunman killed 12 people attending college night at the country bar.

What The Firing Of Jeff Sessions Tells Us About The Trump Administration
Lockett braved the cold Thursday night at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill, where Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and U.S.

Fly Jamaica flight crash lands at Guyana airport
Flight Alerts, a Twitter account monitoring aircraft, reported the plane overshot the runway and crashed into a fence. A hotline has been set up for family members looking for information at +592-261-2281 or +592-600-7022.

Trump warns House Democrats about gridlock over investigations
Joe Manchin has been the lone Senate bright spot for the Democrats so far, holding his seat in West Virginia in a tight contest. The Democrats, in turn, benefited from extraordinary voter enthusiasm, robust fundraising and unusually fresh candidates.

U.S. midterms: first Muslim women elected to congress
Republicans who charge that the Democratic Party has departed from its pro-Israel bona fides point to Tlaib and Omar as proof. Omar, 36, is a vocal advocate for single-payer health care, tighter gun restrictions and more expansive immigration policies.

Chelsea to limit Hazard role as Morata misses BATE trip
In the last month of last season, I was down, down, down, down. "We can not drop points, we need to work hard, keep improving". City strolled to the Premier League title last campaign, registering 100 points and scoring 106 goals in the process.

'Overwatch' reveals badass new outlaw hero Ashe
Introduced in the animated short " Reunion ", Ashe attempts to hold her own against Jessie McCree before getting defeated. Ashe was revealed during BlizzCon, Activision-Blizzard's annual fan conference.

U.S. wage growth jumps to its highest rate since 2009
But in recent months, it appears they have finally taken the step economists have long recommended: Pay more. Professional and business services, which include engineers, architects and accountants, gained 35,000 jobs.

Daniel Cormier Dominates & Submits Derrick Lewis In Round 2
With the the victory, Cormier has become the first man to defend both the light-heavyweight and heavyweight belts. He said that on the final takedown, which led to the submission, that Lewis punched him in the eye.

India`s 12-member team for the 1st T20I against Windies
In fact, Windies have beaten India five times out of the seven matches that both teams have been a part of. India's last win against the Windies came way back on March 23, 2014 in the World T20 in Bangladesh.

Oprah doorknocks in support of possible first black female United States governor
Polls suggest Abrams and Kemp are deadlocked in one of the hottest matchups of the midterm elections . Winfrey surprised local Georgia residents by knocking on their doors and canvassing.

Spotify subscribers can get a free Google Home Mini from today
This week the folks at Google and Spotify teamed up to deliver the Google Home Mini to families across the United States. The big picture: Spotify turned in a much improved financial report for the third quarter but still isn't profitable.

Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets Two Final New Fighters, Ken And Incineroar
Additionally, a featured song as well as an overview of the world map of the game are highlighted. As of now, there's no telling if those who miss out on the purchase window of Super Smash Bros .