Amazon re-brands Crystal city Virginia as #NationalLanding
Pentagon City, Potomac city Virginia all included in a new entity next to Reagan national
November 13, 2018
Retail giant Amazon will have its second and third headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday night, citing people familiar with the matter.
The announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday, the Journal reported.
Not everyone is happy with their new neighbors. Linda Clima tweeted: Hey @JeffBezos it's one thing for you to come in and make the community I live in even more unaffordable; it's another to take my tax dollars in "grants"; but you do not get to rename a neighborhood and certainly not something as dumb as #nationallanding“
Amazon, based in Seattle, started looking for a second headquarters in September 2017 to house an additional 50,000 employees. The contest was narrowed to 20 finalist cities in January but recent reports emerged that the retailer would split the second headquarters between two locations.
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