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Amazon selects New York, Virginia for second headquarters

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/13/18, 11:52 am

Amazon announced Tuesday plans to split its highly anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. North American cities waged an intense competition to land the Amazon expansion, which is expected eventually to bring 50,000 jobs with it. The company said 25,000 of those jobs will go to Queens, N.Y., and the other 25,000 will go to Arlington, Va. Amazon also plans to open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs. The online retailer plans to keep its main office in Seattle, where it currently has more than 40,000 employees.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  •  Xion's picture
    Posted: Wed, 11/14/2018 12:49 am

    The reason Amazon is moving to NY is because of a fat $1.525 billion tax break.  In other words, the taxpayers will be paying Amazon over $40,000 per employee.  Moving to VA, near D.C. is a convenient place for Bezos' army of lobbyists and lawyers to find more government subsidies.