American e-commerce Amazon plans to divide its second seat between two cities – Washington and New York – instead of selecting a single place, according to sources familiar with the plants Wall Street Journal and New York Times,
The company based in Seattle (Washington) last year announced its intention to establish a second seat in the US It will invest approximately $ 5 billion and will employ 50,000 people.
The Bulletin On Monday, he announced that the company had decided to develop its second headquarters in two different cities with 25,000 employees in each of the campuses.
Message from Times that later, but added that the two selected areas were likely Long Island City, in New York, and Crystal City, in Washington. The Times also confirmed that the deal is about to close.
In January last year, the company announced a list of 20 finalist cities from nearly 240 nominations, which included places in Mexico and Canada.
Many of these cities offered support and tax exemptions with the aim of attracting Amazon, who promises that his new headquarters will have the same meaning as the current Seattle.
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, declined to comment on the news.
With this movement, as the media have shown, Amazon tries to make sure it is available to a sufficient number of specialized staff and reduce some potential problems with the addition of tens of thousands of workers in the area, such as housing or transport difficulties.
A larger headquarters offer could help Amazon fight new employees in the battle with Google from Alphabet Inc and others with whom they compete in areas such as cloud computing and voice-controlled technology.
"Amazon is going to go where it will not have to push Google and Facebook just like it was in San Francisco or Seattle," said Alex Snyder, an analyst at CenterSquare Investment Management, near Philadelphia.
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