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Amazon announces New York City, northern Virginia as locations for new HQ

SEATTLE (WISH) – The location, which will actually be two places, for the highly sought after second Amazon headquarters has been announced.

The headquarters will actually be split between two locations: New York City and Arlington, Virginia.

The online retailer made the announcement Tuesday morning on social media.

In addition to the two locations for the firm’s newest headquarters, Amazon announced said the Nashville, Tennessee will be getting a new Operations Center of Excellence.

Following the announcement, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett released the following statement:

“Since Amazon announced its search for a new global headquarters, leaders from across Central Indiana have come together to demonstrate the vibrancy and strength of our region’s economic ecosystem. From our talent pipeline, to our proven track record of private-public partnerships, from our culture of innovation, to our collaborative spirit – Indianapolis rose to the top of Amazon’s search process because this is a place companies want to do business and the workforce of the future wants to live, work, and play.

 I am confident that the efforts of our region over the last 14 months will pay dividends for years to come, and taxpayers can celebrate that, unlike many cities, we were able to accomplish these things without spending tax dollars.

 Indianapolis residents can also take heart that our economic momentum continues to propel us forward: in just the last few months, Infosys has committed to hire 3,000 new employees and invest in the former airport terminal site, and Swiss-based Dormakaba announced that they will move their North American headquarters to Indianapolis and will add more than 100 new jobs.

In short, Indianapolis’ place as the Tech Hub of the Midwest may have shocked some across the country, but nothing about our success is surprising to the companies who continue to choose our city as a place to start a new company or take their vision to the next level.

 I want to thank Governor Eric Holcomb, CICEO Chair Mayor Scott Fadness, and the entire Indy Partnership team, as well as Central Indiana’s elected officials, who worked together to tell our region’s story.”

Read Amazon’s entire announcement here.