Austin’s chase for Amazon HQ2 has come to an end. The company announced Tuesday morning that it would split its second headquarters between New York City and Northern Virginia, investing a total of $5 billion and creating more than 50,000 jobs across the two new locations.
The New York City offices will be located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, while the Northern Virginia location will go to Arlington’s Crystal City neighborhood in the Washington D.C. metro area.
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce submitted a bid to land HQ2 late last year, keeping the details of the bid confidential. Shortly afterward, Austin was named to the shortlist of 20 finalists to land Amazon, joining Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto and a host of east coast cities.
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