After days of speculation, Tech giant Amazon has finally confirmed that it would be investing $5bn in its new US headquarters — New York and Northern Virginia.
Hiring at both the new facilities will begin in 2019.
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The company also announced an additional investment in Nashville, Tennessee. These three locations could create up to 55,000 jobs in the next two decades.
The new Washington, DC metro headquarters in Arlington will be located in National Landing, and the New York City headquarters will be located in the Long Island City neighbourhood in Queens, Amazon said in a statement.
Amazon had started a bidding contest in September last year to attract proposals from cities to build a second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2” that would be an equal to its Seattle office, which spans 8.1 million square feet in 33 buildings.
Regions and cities in 43 US states submitted bids, along with several provinces in Canada and from Puerto Rico.