The Seattle, Washington-based company first announced its HQ2 project in September 2017. It also proposed real estate sites for the facility.
The news surrounding Amazon's second headquarters was just breaking yesterday afternoon as Mayor Jenny Durkan wrapped up a press conference following a less-than-ideal federal police reform hearing. Another will be Long Island City, in the NY borough of Queens, other people said. Crystal City is a suburb of Washington, D.C.
Bezos himself said last week that he'd make the final decision guided by intuition: "You immerse yourself in that data but then you make the decision with your heart", he said at a conference in NY last week. He also was "puzzled by the idea of picking one location and growing it to 50,000 people".
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by last night's tragic event, ' the spokesperson added. Dave Clark, Amazon's SVP of operations, confirmed the deaths in a statement on Saturday on Twitter.
And losing HQ2 isn't a awful thing for Boston - for many reasons. So you can cut that at least in half.
The online retailer expects as many as 50,000 employees would work at its second headquarters.
All those developments - plus losing HQ2 - makes Boston a "double victor", in Wilcox's view. The fact that the jobs pay well makes the opportunity even more attractive.
He added he is "confident that the company has developed a much deeper appreciation on what South Florida has to offer as a business location".
Insiders have been buzzing about Crystal City being a top pick for HQ2 for some time.
The company's current market value is about $800 billion and analysts estimate Amazon will generate more than $230 billion in sales this year, according to FactSet. "As a leading innovator across a range of industries, Amazon will draw other companies that want to poach its well-trained talent and who want to tap into the resources of the company". Arlington and NY are going to find this out soon, but here in Boston, some people have known it for a while. Earlier this year, Amazon unveiled plans for an office expansion in Boston's Seaport District, promising 2,000 new technology jobs by 2021 in fields including machine learning and robotics. It now employs several hundred people on the edge of the MIT campus. She received an Amazon gift card for participating.