Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it had split its $5 billion second headquarters into two projects that would be located in New York City’s Queens borough and a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC.
Amazon.com Inc could announce as early as Tuesday that it has selected New York City and Northern Virginia to be the sites for its second and third headquarters, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Amazon.com Inc confirmed on Tuesday it would invest $5 billion and create 50,000 new jobs in the two new headquarters in NYC and Northern Virginia, ending a frenzied year-long bidding war among U.S. cities.
Walmart said it would start offering holiday deals for customers as early as Thursday, as it prepares to compete with Amazon, Target Corp and other rivals for shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Following the news that Amazon now plans to split its new headquarters between two sites, including Long Island City, residents are concerned how the once-sleepy enclave in Queens will absorb the online retail giant.