Amazon announced its decision to divide its new headquarters between New York City and Northern Virginia on Tuesday. The headquarters will be split between Long Island City in New York City's borough of Queens and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, which Amazon is seemingly rebranding as "National Landing." There will be about 25,000 employees at each site. Amazon will also open an Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville with 5,000 employees. Seeking a second headquarters equal to the one in Seattle, Amazon first started looking for a site in September 2017. Reports emerged last week revealing Amazon was planning to split its new headquarters, dubbed HQ2, between two cities.
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