Amazon confirmed Tuesday morning that it has chosen sites in New York City and Northern Virginia as the locations for its new headquarters. As previously reported, the New York City office will be located in the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens. The Northern Virginia site will be in the National Landing section of Arlington, about five miles away from Crystal City, which previously had been reported as the Amazon choice in the metro Washington, D.C., area.
In addition, Amazon announced that it selected Nashville for a new "Center of Excellence" for its operations business, which is responsible for the company’s customer fulfillment, transportation, supply chain, and other similar activities. More than 5,000 jobs are expected to be created in Nashville, while about 25,000 jobs are expected to be created in both Long Island City and Arlington.
Although Amazon did not announce when the different offices will be opened, it did say it will begin hiring at all three locations in 2019.
Amazon said it will receive performance-based direct incentives of $1.525 billion based on the company creating 25,000 jobs in Long Island City and $573 million in similar incentives for its Arlington headquarters. In Nashville, it will receive $102 million in incentives.
“We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” said Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, in a prepared statement. “These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue inventing for customers for years to come. The team did a great job selecting these sites, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of these communities.”