Amazon announced Tuesday morning that their second headquarters will be split between Queens in Long Island City, New York and National Landing in Arlington, VA, according to the Boston Globe.
Boston had been considered a top contender for the new headquarters, suggesting Suffolk Downs in East Boston for Amazon’s campus; but in the end, it was not meant to be.
Amazon will bring 25,000 new jobs to both Long Island and Arlington, as well as 5,000 jobs to a new online retailer operations hub in Nashville, Tennessee. WBUR points out that Amazon has still expanded its presence in Boston with a new 900-person office in Fort Point. They have also said they’ll be bringing 2,000 new jobs to Boston’s Seaport in 2021.
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