Amazon could split its HQ2 between 2 cities, Wall Street Journal reports

Amazon could split its HQ2 between 2 cities, Wall Street Journal reports

Pittsburgh officials have been extremely quiet about Amazon, discussions with the company and the company's visit to the city.

And now it ends up Amazon may decide on creating an HQ2 and HQ3.

Amazon will not choose one city to open its second headquarters - "HQ2" - but instead will split the baby and open two new headquarters in different cities, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Amazon past year announced plans to invest US$5 billion in a second headquarters and hire up to 50,000 people.

A group of developers has already purchased a site in Dallas. Splitting the project in two could also ease concerns over housing and traffic in host cities, the Journal reported.

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The decision to split the new facility is being driven by concerns over its ability to recruit a sufficient amount of tech talent, according to the Journal, which cited a person familiar with the company's plans. Two of the biggest known packages include Montgomery County, Maryland, which offered $8.5 billion in incentives, and Newark, New Jersey, which offered $7 billion.

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.

Many reporters quickly reacted on Twitter to the Journal story, with some joking about naming conventions.

Over the weekend, The Washington Post - which is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos - reported that the Seattle-based Internet giant was in "advanced talks" about locating the new offices in Crystal City, Va.

"This should serve as a moment of reflection for everyone involved in the HQ2 hype (me included)".

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