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Amazon chooses Virginia, NY for HQ2, reports say

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Interior of the Amazon fulfilment center in Robbinsville.
Interior of the Amazon fulfilment center in Robbinsville. - ()

Amazon has chosen locations in Northern Virginia’s Crystal City and New York City for its much-ballyhooed second North American headquarters, splitting up to 50,000 jobs between the two sites, according to various published reports including one from the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon Founder and Chairman Jeff Bezos.

An announcement could come as early as today, according to the people who spoke with the Post on the condition of anonymity.

An Amazon.com spokesman declined to comment.

Newark was one of the finalists for the so-called HQ2. Mayor Ras Baraka said last week he had not received any official notice from Amazon that his city was no longer in the running. He and Gov. Phil Murphy at the time called reports Amazon had chosen Crystal City and Long Island City, N.Y., speculative. The Wall Street Journal was the first media outlet to report Amazon’s decision.

The company had said it would make a decision on the project this year.

Amazon launched the HQ2 project last fall, issuing search criteria for “a second corporate headquarters” with as many as 50,000 jobs and an investment of $5 billion.

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