Posted November 14, 2018

Amazon will split new HQ between NYC, Virginia

Two new facilities promise to employ more than 25,000 workers each.

Long Island City is already the fastest-developing neighborhood in the nation's most populous city, and Amazon could pump up the volume in this buzzy part of Queens.

It's official: Amazon is expanding its new headquarters to New York City. The e-commerce behemoth has announced it will be splitting its new East Coast bases between Long Island City, Queens, and Crystal City in northern Virginia. The move had been expected since The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported last week the company would be splitting the new headquarters, known as HQ2, between the two cities.

Amazon said it will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each (and the potential to expand to 40,000) in Queens and Arlington by 2033. New York state is offering incentives of up to $1.7 billion if Amazon hits the 40,000 mark, which it would have until 2034 to achieve.

Hiring at both headquarters will begin in 2019. Starting in 2020, Amazon will have job fairs and resume workshops for three years to promote employment to NYCHA residents.

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