Amazon picks New York City, Washington DC area for new US$5 billion headquarters

Uncategorized picked America’s financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday (Nov 13) it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington DC.

The world’s largest online retailer plans to spend US$5 billion (S$7 billion) on the two new developments and expects to get more than US$2 billion in tax credits and incentives, with plans to apply for more.

Its move ends a frenzied year-long bidding war among cities across North America, splitting the location between two finalists. In addition, Nashville, Tennessee, will become Amazon’s fourth-biggest US office outside Seattle with more than 5,000 corporate jobs focused on technology and management for its retail operations unit.