Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Amazon executive criticizes Washington Post story about headquarters choice

Amazon file Amazon in 'advanced talks' to put HQ2 in Northern Virginia: report
Laurie Berry | 06 November, 2018, 03:19

The Washington metropolitan area has always been considered a top contender. It's a large residential and office complex in Arlington, Virginia, just south of Washington, the Post said, citing unidentified sources.

However, the Post cautions that it does not mean the deal is certain and that other cities might have "similar discussions". Even before the Post's report was published on Saturday, speculative investors have been snapping up shares in the publicly traded REIT.

The discussions include how quickly Amazon would move its employees there, which buildings it would occupy and how an announcement about the move would be made to the public, people close to the process told to the Post.

Amazon, based in Seattle, is apparently seriously considering an area known as Crystal City.

The retail giant announced a year ago that it was looking to open a second headquarters somewhere in the United States, a move that could bring with it as many as 50,000 new jobs. "You're not doing Crystal City, Va. any favours". But Ash said there have been ongoing discussions with Amazon about other opportunities. It probably doesn't hurt either that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post.

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Southampton , however, tried to stifle City, but ended up being on the wrong side of a 6-1 scoreline at the Etihad on Sunday. Sergio Aguero joined a special club after scoring his 150th Premier League goal for Manchester City .

The Walsh administration past year submitted the Suffolk Downs site in East Boston as the "perfect match" for Amazon's second headquarters.

A spokesman for Northam declined to comment further on Friday.

Betting sites give northern Virginia the most likely odds of landing the project, and stock analysts have sweetened their view of JBG Smith - owner of most of Crystal City - as Amazon's announcement has approached. The company has said it would invest $5 billion in the new headquarters.

Even without Amazon, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has estimated that the region needs to add 235,000 housing units by 2025 to keep pace with expected job growth.

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