Amazon Passes Over Boston For Its Second Headquarters

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Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, speaks in 2012. (Reed Saxon/AP)
Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, speaks in 2012. (Reed Saxon/AP)

Amazon made it official Tuesday: Boston will not be the home of its second headquarters.

The Seattle-based behemoth will actually have two "HQ2s," one in Long Island City, New York, and one in Crystal City, Virginia. The two locations will split the promised 50,000 new Amazon jobs, according to a company press release.

Amazon will also develop a small site in Nashville that it says will create 5,000 jobs.

Boston, together with Somerville, was among 20 HQ2 finalists named earlier this year.


Callum Borchers, WBUR Bostonomix reporter. He tweets @callumborchers.

Joseph Curtatone, mayor of Somerville. He tweets @JoeCurtatone.

Chris Anderson, president of the Massachusetts High Technology Council. He tweets @chrisMHTC.

This article was originally published on November 13, 2018.

This segment aired on November 13, 2018.


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