The second headquarters of Amazon is in new York – in Queens

Amazon will split its second headquarters between long island city in new York city and crystal city in Northern Virginia.

The company officially announced today, November 13, ending a competition among cities who had intended to become a second home to the headquarters of Amazon. The offer was tempting, as the company promised to open 50 thousand new jobs.

The company has received 238 sentences. In January of this year, the list was narrowed to 20.

As the requirements Amazon has indicated that the headquarters should be close to the cities within 45 minutes from the international airport; direct access to public transport and space for expansion.

Crystal city, located near Washington (D. C.) – is a city full of office buildings of 1980-x years, who is trying to revive after thousands of Federal workers have moved directly from here to the capital of the United States.

Fast growing area long island city in Queens in new York city is a former industrial area that in the 21st century has become a space for different hubs, creative workshops and urban projects.

The company is not leaving Seattle, the first headquarters remains there. According to the founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos, the new headquarters will simply help the rapidly growing company.

Established in 1995 as a website mainly sell books, Amazon now produces films, manages a network of supermarkets Whole Foods, offers online services for business and develops its own brands of furniture and clothing.

State of Amazon has more than 600 thousand people worldwide.

According to company representatives, employees second headquarters will earn on average over $100 thousand dollars a year.