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Amazon to split second headquarters into two locations

06 November 2018, 12:58 | Kelvin Horton

Leading candidate for Amazon’s new HQ is DC suburb, report says

Amazon in 'advanced talks' to build new HQ near DC

Amazon appears to be planning to split its second headquarters between two cities, a departure from its original plan to build new offices in a single area, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Monday afternoon.

The Post reports that Amazon is in advanced talks about building options at the Arlington County location.

The Washington Post reported last week that Amazon has recently been in discussions with Crystal City, Va., fueling speculation that the company may open one of its coveted second headquarters in that region. This plan will split employees between the two headquarters at 25,000 each. The process certainly hasn't been rushed, as it took Amazon until January of 2018 to release their 20 city shortlist. Amazon is already familiar with Northern Virginia as it has data centers nearby in Ashburn, Sterling, Chantilly, Manassas and Haymarket.

The Wall Street Journal responded with a story yesterday saying Dallas and NY are still talking with Amazon, too.

This is a developing story - check back for additional details.

Amazon first announced the search for a second home in September of 2017, and 238 cities from across the US and Canada all put in their bid to attract the online retail giant and its shiny new $5 billion headquarters and associated 50,000 jobs. He also warned: "And stop treating the NDA you signed like a used napkin". Officials aren't turning down the hyperbole any time soon - New York Governor Cuomo recently joked that he'd change his name to "Amazon Cuomo" if it guaranteed a headquarters in the state.

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