Philadelphia Lingers On Amazon’s List Of Cities For Second Headquarters

The Amazon Spheres are seen from Lenora Street the Space Needle in the background at AmazonÕs Seattle headquarters in Seattle

Amazon in 'advanced talks' to build new HQ near DC

Under the plan to split HQ2 each city would get 25,000 jobs, the report said.

According to the report, a decision and official announcement could be made as soon as this week.

Amazon could announce its decision as early as this week, and prime contenders still in the running were reported to include Dallas, New York, and a city in the state of Virginia not far from Washington, DC. Amazon received applications from 238 cities, which it narrowed to a list of 20 finalists.

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Andrew Cuomo badly wants to win the bid for Amazon's second headquarters. The Journal reported that Amazon was in final discussions with Northern Virginia, Dallas, and New York City.

Originally, Amazon said it planned to hire 50,000 employees at its second headquarters, on par with the 45,000 or so working at the company's original Seattle home.

Site selection specialists are in talks with several cities in case other deals fall through. If Amazon buys within a year of the closing day, KDC will pay 33 percent of the profit. It's close to Washington, D.C., and offers good access to tech talent and transportation. "You're not doing Crystal City, VA any favors".

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The bidding for Amazon has been intense since the company announced plans to build a second headquarters away from its Seattle hub.

NY also is believed to be in the running, in a neighborhood that borders the East River overlooking Manhattan that is popular with young professionals.

Asked to comment on the weekend's reports, City Hall spokesman Adam Collins said, "As fun as it is to speculate on rumors, we're not playing that parlor game".

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