After a year of anticipation, Amazon has picked two locations for its HQ2 project. On Tuesday Amazon announced that Long Island City in New York City’s Queens borough and National Landing in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, DC were selected. These 2 picks are expected to each land 25,0000 jobs.

In addition, Amazon also selected Nashville to host a new 5,000-person “center of excellence” for its operations business, which handles customer fulfillment, transportation, supply chain and other activities.

New York is offering Amazon $1.525 billion in incentives, and Virginia $573 million, tied to the company’s proposal to create 25,000 jobs at each location. Tennessee is offering up to $102 million for 5,000 jobs. As part of these agreements, the positions in all three cities will need to have an average wage of $150,000, Amazon said.

Amazon plans to start hiring at all three locations sometime next year.

It’s Official: Long Island City, Northern VA Will Split Amazon HQ2


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