Amazon has selected New York City and Northern Virginia for new headquarters. They're re-branding the area of Crystal City in Arlington, VA as "National Landing."
Here's the official announcement at Amazon's corporate press center.
The company says it will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters.
The New York project alone will net Amazon $1.5 billion in incentives from the government.
Amazon is also opening a "new Operations center of Excellence" in Nashville, Tennessee, promising 5,000 new jobs there.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said, "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 inventing for customers for years to come."
And let's please remember what @amazon got for FREE – BIG BIG DATA
Every one of those cities vying for a shot at HQ2 went to great lengths to provide Amazon with information they demanded about their demographics etc…
Now Amazon has loads of intel & those cities have NUTHIN https://t.co/u58gXE2wWU
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) November 13, 2018
Amazon selects New York City and Northern Virginia for new headquarters https://t.co/VRGeYdpoBy
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) November 13, 2018
why is Amazon getting $1.5 billion from the government to open an office in NEW YORK https://t.co/gMxP6ukelE
— Matt Pearce ? (@mattdpearce) November 13, 2018
Breaking News: It's official: Amazon will open new offices in New York and Virginia. It means thousands of new jobs, but they may come at a high cost to locals. https://t.co/x372zrrnq0
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 13, 2018
what a sham this whole thing was, after a whole bunch of cities spent months thirstily wooing jeff bezos https://t.co/aRpyw5chMr
— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) November 13, 2018
This entire Amazon competition has been a debasing con from the jump. My God.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 13, 2018
Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 13, 2018
Now seems like a good time to re-up my story from earlier this year about DC's housing crisis amid the city's Amazon bid https://t.co/WHpuVsUV2G
— ???? ?????? (@emmaroller) November 13, 2018
Amazon ends its hunt for HQ2 with a split between New York and a D.C. suburb in Virginia. The secretive search drew 238 bids. https://t.co/kFoliarP2U
— NPR (@NPR) November 13, 2018
I'm back on my race & econ/biz beat after a brief return to politics for midterms.
First up, how Amazon's arrival could widen racial and income chasms in the DC region.https://t.co/sZdB1TKR55
— Tracy Jan (@TracyJan) November 13, 2018
How long until Amazon realizes that "Jefferson Davis Highway" runs thru the heart of Crystal City? pic.twitter.com/sSL0eVKUnU
— Doug Adams (@DougNBC) November 13, 2018
Watch DCA get renamed.
— Victoria M. Walker (@vikkie) November 13, 2018
Amazon is rebranding Crystal City as "National Landing" and got the Commonwealth of Virginia to renovate two Metro stations there plus build a pedestrian bridge linking the Amazon campus to Reagan Airport.
But just wait til Amazonians discover Gate 35X! https://t.co/7d0EWyfvbR
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) November 13, 2018