Amazon to choose two cities instead of one for HQ2 project, newspaper says

The winner of Amazon.com's second headquarters is going to be two cities, not one, according to a report Monday by The Wall Street Journal

The company plans to divide the HQ2 project between two cities, the newspaper said, citing a person familiar with the matter. The two locations will end up with about 25,000 workers each, the source said.

Seattle-based Amazon’s biggest concern with choosing one location is landing enough tech talent for one spot. Using two sites would also ease potential problems with housing and transit.

The source did not say which two locations had been picked. The newspaper said Sunday that the online retail giant was in close discussions with Crystal City in Virginia, New York City and Dallas.

Local officials involved with the bid to bring Amazon’s $5 billion HQ2 project to Indianapolis remained mum Monday after reports over the weekend that indicated as many as three competitors were in “advanced” or “late” stages of negotiations.

Indianapolis was named one of 20 finalists for the second headquarters in January.

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