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Amazon to split HQ2 in 2 cities: report

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  • Amazon is
    planning to split its second
    headquarters
    between two locations, The Wall Street Journal
    reported on Monday.
  • Each location would have 25,000 employees, a source familiar
    with the matter told The Journal.
  • Locations still in the running include New York, Dallas, and
    Crystal City, Virginia, The Journal reported over the
    weekend. 

Amazon is reportedly planning on crowning two winners of the
company’s search for a second headquarters, according to a report
from
The Wall Street Journal. 

The e-commerce giant “plans to split its second headquarters
evenly between two locations rather than picking one city for
HQ2,” a person familiar with the matter told The Journal. Each
location would host roughly 25,000 Amazon employees. 

According to the source, the decision to have two HQ2 locations
is related to the company’s ability to recruit enough tech
talent. Splitting the second headquarters would also ease
issues related to housing, transit, and other issues. 


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Amazon is in the final days of its journey to decide what city
will host its second headquarters, with the company saying that
its pick will be made before the end of 2018. The company has
said it plans to invest over $5 billion and accommodate as many
as 50,000 high-paying jobs. 

Over the weekend, The Journal reported that cities
including Crystal City, Virginia; New York; and Dallas are
still in active talks with Amazon regarding HQ2.

Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request
for comment. 

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