Amazon is reportedly planning on crowning 2 HQ2 winners, with 2 new headquarters in separate locations
Amazon is reportedly planning on crowning two winners of the company's search for a second headquarters, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
The e-commerce giant "plans to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations rather than picking one city for HQ2," a person familiar with the matter told The Journal. Each location would host roughly 25,000 Amazon employees.According to the source, the decision to have two HQ2 locations is related to the company's ability to recruit enough tech talent. Splitting the second headquarters would also ease issues related to housing, transit, and other issues.
Amazon is in the final days of its journey to decide what city will host its second headquarters, with the company saying that its pick will be made before the end of 2018. The company has said it plans to invest over $5 billion and accommodate as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.
Over the weekend, The Journal reported that cities including Crystal City, Virginia; New York; and Dallas are still in active talks with Amazon regarding HQ2.
Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.