New York City, New York, and Arlington, Virginia have reportedly won Amazon’s contest for the locations of its new dual HQ, getting ahead of the 238 cities. It is also confirmed by Amazon.
These new offices of Amazon will be built on Long Island City, across the East River from Manhattan, and Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington.
Amazon also said that Nashville will be now a new Center of Excellence for its Operations business. The primary focus of which will be the fulfillment, transportation, supply chain, and related areas, with around 5K new employees.
Founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos said in a statement:
We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia, These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue invention for customers for years to come. The team did a great job selecting these sites, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of these communities.
According to the big e-commerce giants, they are going to spend $5 billion on both the locations $2.5 billion for each location and it will create more than 50,000 jobs between the two locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington.
Amazon will also be getting some money from the government. They are going to get a performance-based direct bonus of about $573 million because of creating about 25K jobs in Arlinton.
They will also get a performance-based direct bonus of about $1.525 billion because of creating about 25K in Long Island City.