Amazon in 'advanced talks' to pick Northern Virginia for second headquarters

Amazon in 'advanced talks' to pick Northern Virginia for second headquarters

Amazon in 'advanced talks' to pick Northern Virginia for second headquarters

Crystal City, with easy transit access, is close to Reagan National Airport, and ready-to-occupy office buildings, has always been considered a strong contender.

An Amazon spokesman declined to comment Saturday.

Amazon, based in Seattle, is apparently seriously considering an area known as Crystal City. Crystal City is served by Washington's Metro subway system.

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However, the Post cautions that it does not mean the deal is certain and that other cities might have "similar discussions".

Amazon is reportedly in advanced talks about opening its second headquarters in Northern Virginia, in a signal the retail giant may be narrowing down its shortlist of possible locations. "And stop treating the NDA you signed like a used napkin", he said, in reference to the non-disclosure agreement that all finalists had to sign. He doesn't have knowledge of - or involvement with - the HQ2 search.

Amazon's site selection process remains shrouded in secrecy.

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If a company's location intent was judged by where its CEO flies, Grella said in a follow-up tweet, Amazon might also go to Davos, Switzerland; Sun Valley, Idaho; Rome or Hollywood, and Google, Facebook and Tesla might be relocating to "Black Rock Desert, NV", a reference to the annual Burning Man cultural festival.

Amazon has said it plans to reveal where it will base its second headquarters by the end of the year, and says it is now assessing around 20 locations. The discussions have been more detailed than those of other front runners in the area.

Citing unnamed "public and private sector officials", the Post reported that a major landlord in Crystal City has taken buildings off the leasing market in anticipation of Amazon, which has said it plans to open an initial 500,000-square-foot office in 2019, and government officials are reportedly discussing how to make a public announcement in November after the midterm elections.

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