Amazon will split its second headquarters between the New York City and Washington, D.C. areas as it expands to accommodate future growth, likely leaving Dallas out as a contender, per a New York Times report published Monday.
The company announced last September that it was looking to develop its second headquarters — dubbed “HQ2” — in another North American city, promising up to $5 billion in investments.
UTD was prepared to offer Amazon more than 100 acres of university-owned land to host its headquarters just south of President George Bush Turnpike. Dallas, along with 19 other cities, was named a finalist by Amazon in January of this year.
The New York Times reported that Amazon plans to hire 50,000 employees who will be split evenly across the new campuses in Long Island City and Crystal City, which are neighborhoods of the New York City and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, respectively. While Amazon has not yet made a formal announcement, the company is expected to do so in the coming weeks.