The year-long resolution course of, and the backlash, defined.
After a year-long resolution course of, it seems Amazon has lastly chosen the areas for its second headquarters: Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia.
The corporate has but to formally announce its resolution, however in accordance with information leaks, Amazon is planning to separate its “HQ2” between two websites: the Lengthy Island Metropolis neighborhood of Queens and the Crystal Metropolis neighborhood of Arlington, a suburb of Washington, DC.
Greater than 200 native and state governments submitted proposals for Amazon’s consideration final yr after the corporate introduced it was searching for a North American metropolis to accommodate its $5 billion, 50,000-employee second headquarters. The corporate’s house base is in Seattle.
Amazon framed the hunt for its second headquarters as a nationwide competitors, with the successful metropolis benefiting from an inflow of tens of hundreds of latest jobs. However many are involved about gentrification, rising housing prices, and an total lack of transparency within the utility course of. Activists in DC and New York have opposed HQ2 for months.