Amazon in 'advanced talks' to pick Northern Virginia for second headquarters

Amazon in 'advanced talks' to pick Northern Virginia for second headquarters

Amazon announced past year that the retail giant was looking to open a second headquarters somewhere in the USA, bringing with it as many as 50,000 new jobs.

Officials in Crystal City probably shouldn't schedule a victory parade just yet.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, Amazon's director of economic development Mike Grella blasted the unnamed sources leaking information about the e-tailer's HQ2 decision.

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. Some of the frontrunners are allegedly between a location in Crystal City, Northern Virginia, or potentially a location close to Austin, Texas. It probably doesn't hurt either that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post.

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Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg declined to discuss whether advanced talks were taking place but said, "We think we've put forward a very competitive option, and we're certainly honored to be considered". The company may be having similar discussions with other finalists.

Amazon has said that economic incentives will be an important factor in its decision.

Amazon says it plans to make $5 billion in capital investments alone in the city it chooses, and that its headquarters injected an additional $38 billion into the local economy in Seattle, generating an additional $1.40 for every dollar the company spent.

The online retail giant has reportedly held "advanced discussions" about placing its sought-after HQ2 in the northern Virginia town located in Arlington County, according to The Washington Post. "And stop treating the NDA you signed like a used napkin". "The search team has earned his trust and the highest use of his time isn't looking at vacant buildings and land- he has a company to run -#Amazon".

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