Amazon Chooses New York City, Washington D.C. Metro for New Headquarters
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Amazon announced that it will be building new offices in New York City and just outside of Washington, D.C.
The announcement comes after over 230 cities, including Providence, made bids to land the headquarters.
“We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia. These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue inventing for customers for years to come. The team did a great job selecting these sites, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of these communities,” Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon, in the company's announcement.
According to Amazon, the company will hire more than 25,000 employees in each location, as well as, open an operations center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Amazon adds that hiring will begin in 2019.
As GoLocalProv reported in April, Rhode Island submitted a bid for Amazon HQ2 after missing the cut to 20 cities in January.
See RI Commerce's Proposal to Amazon Below
According to Commerce, seven Rhode Island cities and towns were included in the proposal.
Statement from Commerce at the time of the proposal:
The proposal is comprised of partnerships with the state’s municipalities, universities, and businesses. The bid focuses on Rhode Island’s best attributes: its talent, location, and quality of life. The proposal also describes the partnerships, business climate, affordability, and incentives that make Rhode Island attractive.
Accompanying the bid, the Stat created www.riforamazon.us which includes Rhode Island’s 90 second business attraction video “Look a Little Closer" testimonial videos from some of the state’s CEOs, and footage from an earlier version of our “Fun Size” tourism campaign. Both the bid and the supplemental website were submitted to Amazon last Fall.
The document was a collaboration among multiple state agencies and partners including the Partnership for Rhode Island, municipal leaders, Rhode Island’s colleges and universities, the Chambers of Commerce and the business community. The document can be downloaded in full on www.riforamazon.us.
The submitted locations included in the bid are:
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