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Two cities will split Amazon HQ2

Two cities will split Amazon HQ2

South Florida's hopes seemed to dim Sunday, when the Washington Post reported Amazon was in final talks to put HQ2 at a site in Crystal City, Va., just outside Washington D.C. That same day, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Crystal City, Va., New York City and Dallas were in late-stage talks with the Seattle-based e-commerce giant.

Amazon, more than a year after announcing a search for a city in which to place a second headquarters campus, may be entertaining the idea of placing those workers in two cities instead.

Citing an anonymous source familiar with Amazon's plans, the highly-sought-after second headquarters will go to two cities in order to recruit enough tech talent, according the report.

Amazon's plans, the Journal reported, would place about 25,000 workers in each city, a move created to give the company a greater ability to attract talented workers.

Amazon initially chose 20 possible cities for next headquarters and said it plans to make $5 billion in capital investments alone in the city it chooses.

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The Washington metropolitan area was long considered a top contender for Amazon's second headquarters.

The Post reports that Amazon is in advanced talks about building options at the Arlington County location.

Amazon has not confirmed either report.

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The Wall Street Journal responded with a story yesterday saying Dallas and NY are still talking with Amazon, too.