Is Amazon's "HQ2" Second Headquarters Coming to LIC?

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

In September of 2017, the e-commerce giant announced that it would be creating a second headquarters, as they were outgrowing their original one in Seattle.

News reports in recent days have said that the Seattle company has selected Northern Virginia and the NY borough of Queens to develop dual headquarters facilities that will employ 50,000 people.

The New York Times added that Amazon also has more workers in those to two metropolitan regions than anywhere outside of Seattle, with 1,800 employees in New York City and 2,500 workers in the Washington area.

First, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon would not choose a single city for its second headquarters, but rather split its promised 50,000 extra employees between two different cities.

We already know that an Amazon distribution center will be moving into the old Bulova headquarters on Boody Street in Woodside, but Queens very well may get even more "Amazon" in the coming years.

Amazon has not confirmed any of the reports. "When you get into the clutter of Queens and Manhattan and that area, and you've got a little bit of busyness in the Arlington area because of D.C., it's not sure what the advantage is to Amazon of having a headquarters there, other than just being close to D.C. if they want to talk to regulators, and close to NYC because it's the biggest city in the country", Clouse said.

The Raleigh-Durham area was one of 20 in the US and Canada in the final running to lure the Amazon site, dubbed HQ2. Employees at Amazon's (AMZN) main campus in Seattle will be offered the chance to relocate. He said winning over Amazon would give an economic boost to the entire state, and joked that he was willing to change his name to "Amazon Cuomo" to lure the company.

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The Post cited unnamed sources, who said Amazon is looking at Crystal City, Virginia, for its second headquarters.

On November 5, The Wall Street Journal reported Amazon's surprising plan to divide HQ2 into two.

Cleveland's bid for the Amazon HQ2 project was feeble and not remotely transparent.

Officials in Virginia believe there's a strong likelihood Amazon will pick Crystal City in northern Virginia as one of its sites, but the company has not said anything definitive, according to the person, who was not authorized to speak on the record. "And stop treating the NDA you signed like a used napkin".

Grella leads economic development for Amazon Web Services and has not been involved at all in the HQ2 search, a source familiar with the matter told CNN Business. And before that, CEO Jeff Bezos - whose fortune is tied to his Amazon stake - became the world's wealthiest man in recent history. Amazon could invest in helping others move to the community. Real estate investors reportedly started speculating on which city would eventually win the contest, hoping to take advantage of a sudden need for housing to accommodate HQ2 workers.

Where are we in the decision-making process, and when will Amazon make a final announcement?

Queens on Long Island in NY appears a likely choice, but the Wall Street Journal said Dallas, Texas, was also in discussions.

Some of the major things Amazon said they wanted included a high quality of life, access to a talented labor pool, proximity to an airport, and ample available of workspace, according to Clouse.

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