Already, Washington, D.C., has shown interest in bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters, which would bring up to 50,000 workers and cost as much as $5 billion. Now, both Virginia and Maryland have thrown their hats into the ring.
Officials in Arlington, Virginia, have confirmed that they’re pursuing the opportunity. The exact location for the headquarters has not yet been chosen, but ARLnow anticipates the possibilities ranging from Crystal City, thanks to its burgeoning tech scene, and the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, which was able to nab Nestle’s U.S. headquarters.
Washington Business Journal also reported that officials in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and College Park, Maryland hope to bid on the project.
Below, see the criteria that is being asked in the request for proposals:
- Metropolitan areas with over 1 million people
- A stable and business-friendly environment
- Urban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent
- Communities that think big and creatively when considering locations and real estate options
Amazon will be accepting proposals through October 19.
• University of Maryland pitches College Park for Amazon's HQ2 [Washington Business Journal]
• Arlington County Pursuing Amazon’s New Headquarters [ARLnow]
• Amazon’s second headquarters could come to D.C. [Curbed DC]