The Hunt for HQ2: D.C.’s multilayered bid for Amazon’s second home

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By   – Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal

Many have been quick to dismiss the District’s chances of landing Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters, and understandably so, even if it did join neighboring Montgomery County and Northern Virginia in making the first round of cuts in January.

Sure, many companies tend to locate where their top executives live, and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos paid $23 million in 2016 for a new home in a posh part of Northwest D.C. He also owns the Washington Post. And hundreds of employees for the Seattle-based e-commerce and cloud computing company are already based in a Class A office building near Union Station, four stops on the Red Line from Dupont Circle.

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