And now it ends up Amazon may decide on creating an HQ2 and HQ3.
After a report surfaced over the weekend putting Dallas on the short list for Amazon's second headquarters, the latest from the Wall Street Journal on Monday afternoon increases Dallas' betting odds even more. The company had promised to bring 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion in construction to HQ2's home. The company fueled excitement in its plans by inviting cities to pitch themselves as sites for the development.
While Amazon's rise has been applauded by many, it has not been without local critics in Seattle who say the influx of mostly well-heeled tech workers caused housing prices to skyrocket, clogged the streets with traffic and changed the city for the worse. And transit issues are also a factor, the report said.
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The long-awaited decision has yet to be made, but the Journal, citing a person familiar with the decision making process, reported that the internet retail titan will choose two locations for their newest headquarters.
With just weeks left until its self-imposed deadline of year-end, Amazon is close to selecting two different cities for additional North American headquarters.
Spokesmen for Amazon and realtor JBG Smith declined to comment for the WaPo report, as did Arlington County officials.
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. "HQ2 and HQ2.1? Or HQ2A and HQ2B?"