Philadelphia Lingers On Amazon’s List Of Cities For Second Headquarters

Ivan Schwartz
November 6, 2018

The driving force behind the decision to build two equal offices outside of Seattle is recruiting enough tech talent, said the person familiar with the company's plan.

The e-commerce giant will split its planned $5 billion HQ2 between two cities, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Even if Indianapolis is not chosen, Hogsett says just to be picked for the top twenty puts the city on the lists for many companies looking to locate or expand their business in North America.

China won’t close its door to any country: Xi Jinping
The Chinese president said China would push forward multilateral and bilateral cooperation in pursuit of development. China, in turn, has imposed levies on $110 billion of U.S. imports.

Ottawa: Plane Crashes After Mid-air Collision With Another Flight Near Kanata
CBC reported the Piper pilot told air traffic controllers the Cessna struck from below and damaged his landing gear. Police have closed off a section of McGee Side Road which is near the area where the planes had crashed.

2 people die in Amazon facility after building partially collapses
Chief Roman Clark tells the Sun that a 15-metre wall collapsed today at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre as a storm hit the area. No others are reported missing. "Our thoughts go out to all families impacted by this evening's severe weather".

Seattle-based Amazon is in talks with JBG Smith Properties JBGS.N about the real estate it owns in Crystal City, while negotiating with Virginia officials on incentives, the report said.

Because Amazon is reportedly in "advanced talks" does not mean the deal is certain. Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12. The District, Northern Virginia and Montgomery are among the 20 finalists and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched a joint-effort to land the online-retail behemoth in the DMV. Splitting the project in two could also ease concerns over housing and traffic in host cities, the Journal reported.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns the WaPo, told a NY conference earlier this week that "Ultimately the decision will be made with intuition after gathering and studying a lot of data - for a decision like that, as far as I know, the best way to make it is you collect as much data as you can, you immerse yourself in that data but then you make the decision with your heart". The aging NY subway system has several issues the city is working to fix.

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