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Why Amazon Chose New York and Virginia for Its Second Headquarters

After a year long search Amazon has confirmed the locations of its next headquarters.
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Amazon's (AMZN) - Get Inc. Report year-long search for their second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, is over.

After being wooed by many cities around the U.S, the Seattle based technology and e-commerce giant has announced its decision to split the headquarters between Long Island City, New York and National Landing in Virginia.

The two cities beat out other major metropolitan areas, including Chicago, Dallas, and Miami.

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