NEW YORK – Online Manager Amazon Inc. refused to comment on Tuesday in reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between two locations, perhaps in New York and Arlington, Virginia.
The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported that the company will locate new facilities in the Arlington Crystal City area and in another city. Queens on Long Island in New York looks like a credible choice, but the Wall Street Journal has stated that Dallas, Texas, was also in discussions.
Adam Sedo, a spokeswoman for a phone in Seattle, said Amazon would not comment on "rumors and speculations."
Company update is soon to be expected.
The Wall Street Journal has stated that the main reason for having two new facilities is to be able to hire enough talent. Sharing 50,000 employees is expected to have headquarters employees between the two locations also reduce demand pressures for housing and transportation.
Newspapers included unnamed people who were familiar with the issue.
The New York Times said US executives met last month with New York government Andrew Cuomo, and the state offered incentives for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of subsidies. They also met with Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio, he said.
"I will change my name to Cuomo in the Amazon if that's what it takes," he said in a Cuomou report.
Amazon's decision to set up another headquarters has triggered intense competition to win the company and promise 50,000 new jobs. Some sites have been trying to pin down the barriers, but Amazon has emphasized the need for incentives for dollars and cents, such as tax incentives and non-refundable funds. It also wanted a city with more than a million people, an airport within 45 minutes, direct access to mass transit and expansion rooms.
The company received 238 proposals before summarizing the list at 20 in January.
Amazon has announced that it could spend more than $ 5 billion in a new headquarters in the next 17 years, which is equivalent to the size of the current home in Seattle, which has 33 buildings, 23 restaurants, and 40,000 employees.
The company does not leave Seattle, and Amazonian founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said the new headquarters will be "full of equal" to his current home.
Amazon already employs 600,000. It is expected to increase because it builds more warehouses across the country to keep it in line with online orders. The company recently announced that it will pay all its workers at least $ 15 per hour, but employees in another headquarters will be paid far more – Amazon says it will average more than $ 100,000 a year.