Amazon announces NYC and Northern Virginia as HQ2 winners

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The Spheres, an Amazon workspace that’s also a bio-dome filled with 40,000 plants.


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After a year of hype and anticipation, Amazon picked not one, but two locations for its HQ2 project.

The world’s largest online retailer on Tuesday selected Long Island City in New York City’s Queens borough and National Landing (a new name for the Crystal City neighborhood) in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, DC. The picks, which were already widely anticipated for the past week, are expected to each land 25,000 well-paid jobs.

“These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue inventing for customers for years to come,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement.

Amazon also said it has selected…

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