The wait is finally over—Amazon has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia as the two cities that will house its new headquarters. When all is said and done, the retailer will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across both locations.
“We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO. “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.”
According to a press release, 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. Hiring at both headquarters will begin in 2019.
Amazon also revealed Nashville, Tennessee, will now be the home of its Center of Excellence for its Operations business, which is responsible for the company’s customer fulfillment, transportation, and supply chain, among other things. The Operations Center of Excellence is expected to create more than 5,000 jobs.
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