The Latest: Amazon picks New York City, Northern Virginia for HQ

Posted at 10:21 AM, Nov 13, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has confirmed that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia.

Its New York location will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, while its Arlington offices will be located in an area called National Landing. Each site will get 25,000 jobs.

In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs.

The decision ends an intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs. Some locations tried to stand out with stunts, but Amazon made clear that it really wanted incentives, like tax breaks and grants. The company received 238 proposals before narrowing the list to 20 in January.

Dallas and Austin were among the finalists in the most ballyhooed corporate acquisition sweepstakes in recent memory. Officials in San Antonio saw the steep demands necessary to be considered and decided to not enter the final bidding.