Horse race for Amazon’s HQ2 nears the wire

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Amazon announced past year that the retail giant was looking to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America, bringing with it as many as 50,000 new jobs.

Two people close to the process said that if Crystal City was selected, Amazon was likely to move an initial group of several hundred employees into 1851 S. Bell St. or 1770 Crystal Drive, two dated office buildings that have been targeted for redevelopment but could be readied for occupancy by their owner, JBG Smith, in nine months or less.

Amazon is apparently seriously considering an area known as Crystal City.

Crystal City, with easy transit access, proximity to Reagan National Airport, and ready-to-occupy office buildings, has always been considered a strong contender.

Grella has already responded to another Post article by tweet, one in which the publication speculated on the HQ2 search based on where Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' corporate jet flies: "as an Amazon spokesman said, where Jeff flies to and doesn't fly to says nothing about #HQ2 cities".

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She said she did not know when state officials last talked with Amazon or if they will reach out to the company following the Post's report.

A spokesperson for Amazon declined to comment. It's unclear whether Amazon is having similar discussions with other finalists.

Sources familiar with the company's negotiations say Amazon is in advanced stages of discussing the location of HQ2 in Northern Virginia, according to the Washington Post.

After months of speculation into where the $800 billion Amazon will open its second headquarters, there appears to be a front-runner.

In its 190-page bid submitted to Amazon in October Toronto offered up 10 locations across the region that it said would be suitable for the company's second headquarters, including a site in the Port Lands. He's the owner of The Washington Post and owns a home in the area.

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