Seattle-based technology giant Amazon is reportedly closing in on Crystal City in Northern Virginia as its second US headquarters, which promises to house up to 50,000 jobs.
The retail and cloud computing giant has been conducting a well-publicised search for its second major US hub since September 2017. Other cities officially in the running included New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Denver and Dallas.
Now, as reported by The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the company is closing in on Crystal City, according to people close to the process.
“Amazon.com has held advanced discussions about the possibility of opening its highly sought-after second headquarters in Crystal City, including how quickly it would move employees there, which buildings it would occupy and how an announcement about the move would be made to the public,” the report states.
HQ2 promises to bring “over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs,” according to the vendor.