Sunday, May 26

Retail Giant Amazon in Advanced talks to Open HQ2 in Virginia

The retail giant Amazon is in advanced talks with Crystal City, a neighborhood in North Virginia that lies just south of the Washington D.C. to open its second headquarter in Virginia.

Those conversations are reportedly further along and more detailed than any of the other Amazon has had with fellow top contenders. Nearby metro stops and proximity to a major airport are all requirements that are fulfilled by Crystal City.

A local top real estate developer has apparently unlisted some of its buildings in the past month, in anticipation of an announcement. Buildings for the initial move of hundreds of employees could be occupied by Amazon employees within nine months.

No specifics on when exactly the announcement would arrive, though the paper notes that it’s being held until after the midterm elections, meaning it could potentially occur as soon as Wednesday.