Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Amazon is reportedly opening second headquarters in Northern Virginia

The Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington Va. seen from across the Potomac in Washington Oct. 1 2018. Many investors and officials believe Amazon sees Northern Virginia as the best fit for a second headquarters site. Among the upsides good transit New York Times The Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington Va. seen from across the Potomac in Washington
Russell Knight | 04 November, 2018, 17:02

Amazon is reportedly close to naming a city in North Virginia as the location of its second headquarters - or HQ2, according to the Washington Post.

He criticized the leaker who allegedly tipped off The Washington Post that Northern Virginia is the likely victor of Amazon's second headquarters competition in a highly unorthodox public rebuke.

But after publication of the Post story, Mike Grella, director of economic development for Amazon, posted on Twitter: "Memo to the genius leaking info about Crystal City, VA as #HQ2 selection".

While it is possible that Amazon is having similar advanced talks with others on its short list of 20 regions, none have become public.

According to the report "people close to the process" said that Amazon is in discussions about relocating employees to the area, potential office buildings it could occupy, and how to make its announcement to the public.

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The Northern Virginia neighborhood is just across the Potomac River from the nation's capital and discussions are apparently far enough along that one of the city's prominent real estate developers, JBG Smith, has pulled some of its property off the market.

She said she did not know when state officials last talked with Amazon or if they will reach out to the company following the Post's report.

In other tweets, Grella took aim at a report that linked the possible second headquarters to where CEO Jeff Bezos' plane travels. "And stop treating the NDA you signed like a used napkin", he said, in reference to the non-disclosure agreement that all finalists had to sign.

A spokesperson for Amazon declined to comment.

Amazon has said it plans to announce the new headquarters this year, which means the company now has less than 60 days to make a decision. A decision is scheduled by the end of the year, with 20 cities in the USA and Canada in the running.

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