Amazon is in late-stage talks with multiple cities for its second headquarters project, HQ2, the Wall Street Journal reported.
One of these cities will likely get the bulk of HQ2 investment, but the Journal cited sources who said the company might also announce consolation prizes for some runner-up cities.
We’ll all know soon enough, as Amazon has said it will announce its decision by the end of the year.
The search for Amazon’s second headquarters just got more complicated.
Amazon is in late-stage talks with multiple cities, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. It appears Amazon is chatting it up with officials in Crystal City, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; and New York City.
The Journal’s report cautions that the discussions are likely in different stages with each city, and that the multiple conversations may be happening so that Amazon would have a backup plan in case one falls through.
But the Journal also reports that Amazon could announce smaller operations in cities that are not ultimately chosen for HQ2, much like a second- or third-place prize.
Amazon already has a nationwide operation, so it makes sense that it would want to expand …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology