The HQ2 Battle Nears an End: New Amazon Hub Will Split Between 2 Cities

Governing: Amazon, the Seattle-based electronic commerce and cloud computing giant that has been searching for a second base of operations is finalizing plans to split its new hub between two East Coast cities -- Crystal City, Virginia, and Long Island City, Queens, according to published reports.

The New York Times and other outlets are reporting that Amazon decided to use the two locations to house 50,000 employees, ending speculation and serenades over the past year by politicians in major cities -- including Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo -- to add one of the nation's most prosperous employers and its employees to their tax rolls.

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