Amazon initially chose 20 possible cities for next headquarters and said it plans to make $5 billion in capital investments alone in the city it chooses.
According to a report in the Washington Post, the Seattle-based company has held "advanced discussions" with local officials about the possibility of locating the development in Crystal City, which is located immediately south of downtown Washington. Topics such as the timing for a public announcement and immediate office needs are reportedly being ironed out.
The Post reports recent discussions about placing HQ2 in Crystal City include how to move employees, specific buildings, and how to make the announcement.
In a tweet Saturday morning, Amazon's Mike Grella addressed "the genius leaking info", saying: "You're not doing Crystal City, VA any favors".
The retail giant announced past year that it was looking to open a second headquarters somewhere in the USA, a move that could bring with it as many as 50,000 new jobs.
Speaking on Thursday, at an event in New York, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said the decision would ultimately "be made with intuition after gathering and studying a lot of data". Some of the frontrunners are allegedly between a location in Crystal City, Northern Virginia, or potentially a location close to Austin, Texas. The company may be having similar discussions with other finalists.
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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.
A spokesperson for Amazon declined to comment. He's the owner of The Washington Post and owns a home in the area.
Amazon's site selection process remains shrouded in secrecy.
Amazon had said it plans to announce a decision by year's end.
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.