Amazon Selects New York City and Arlington, Virginia for New Headquarters
- by Anne Allen
NEW YORK, NY & ARLINGTON, VA - Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen! Amazon has selected the two cities that will be home to the company’s new headquarters: New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Amazon noted that it will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarter locations.
“We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO in a press release. “These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue inventing for customers for years to come. The team did a great job selecting these sites, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of these communities.”
The New York City headquarters will be located in the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens; the Washington, DC metro headquarters in Arlington will be located in National Landing. According to the company’s press release, hiring at both headquarters will begin in 2019.
In addition to its new headquarters, Amazon announced that it selected Nashville as its Center of Excellence for its Operations business, which is responsible for the company’s customer fulfillment, transportation, supply chain, and more. The Operations Center of Excellence will create more than 5,000 jobs.
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