Amazon In ‘Advanced Talks’ To Build New HQ In Virginia

Amazon In ‘Advanced Talks’ To Build New HQ In Virginia

An economic development director at Amazon.com Inc. isn't happy about a Washington Post report that the e-commerce giant is in advanced talks with a Washington suburb about being the location for its second headquarters. "And stop treating the NDA you signed like a used napkin", he said, referring to the nondisclosure agreements that Amazon required its finalists to sign.

Amazon announced previous year that the retail giant was looking to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America, bringing with it as many as 50,000 new jobs.

Officials in Crystal City probably shouldn't schedule a victory parade just yet.

Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg declined to discuss whether advanced talks were taking place but said, "We think we've put forward a very competitive option, and we're certainly honored to be considered". But Ash said there have been ongoing discussions with Amazon about other opportunities.

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Although Grella linked to a CNBC story in his tweet, the original report comes from The Washington Post, which Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos happens to own independently from the tech company.

Northern Virginia has always been seen as a favorite for Amazon HQ2, a $5 billion second headquarters that will have room for up to 50,000 employees.

But stock market investors, online betting sites and corporate relocation experts have all declared northern Virginia the favorite to land the so-called HQ2. Amazon executives did not return to Boston for a second site visit this fall - though Bezos was spotted dining in Kendall Square last weekend.

If the deal does go through, Amazon and city officials in the area plan to make an announcement as early as this month after the midterm elections. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus recently upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold" and say just the possibility that Amazon chooses Crystal City has added four or five dollars to the company's stock price.

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