Amazon Announces HQ2 Location And It's Not Boston

Beantown was not selected after the 14-month search.

November 13, 2018

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Amazon HQ2 will not be coming to Boston.

The company formally announced that the home of their new headqaurters will be split between two cities: Long Islany City, NY and Arlington, VA. Each location will be getting more than 25,000 employees. 

According to CBS Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh stated, "Amazon is an important part of Boston’s economy, a large employer, and a valuable partner who is actively hiring and expanding in Boston and the area. While I am proud Boston was named to Amazon’s shortlist for its second North American headquarters, our future will not be defined by a single company as we continue to plan for equitable, sustainable growth."

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Boston was named one of the 20 finalists back at the beginning of the year in the midst of Amazon's 14-month search. The company plans to invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs. Also, they announced a new Operations Center of Excellence that will be located in Nashville's The Gulch neighborhood, which will create an additional 5,000 jobs. 

Founder & CEO Jeff Bezos stated, "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."

Amazon does employ roughly 1,000 employees in the Greater Boston Area. They plan to bring an additional 2,000 jobs by 2021 to the Searport district.