Amazon Plot Twist: 2 Cities Will Reportedly Split The 2nd Headquarters

by MR Magazine Staff

Amazon’s second headquarters will be split between two locations, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. The plan would bring up to 50,000 jobs, split between the two cities. And the average salary has been promised to pay more than $100,000 annually over the next 10 to 15 years. Amazon is still in the final stages of negotiations, the sources say, but Crystal City, Va., is expected to pick up one-half of the deal, the people told NPR. Crystal City is a suburb of Washington, D.C. New York City has been reported as a potential second location. The surprise decision to divide the second headquarters between two cities that already have a considerable Amazon presence is an anticlimactic ending for the much-hyped, Olympic-style search. In all, 238 cities, counties and states had submitted bids hoping to woo Amazon during the fall of 2017. Amazon had narrowed the list to 20 finalists in January. Read more at NPR.