NEW YORK — Amazon has confirmed that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia.
Its New York location will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, while its Arlington offices will be located in an area called National Landing. Each site will get 25,000 jobs.
In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs.
The decision ends an intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs, including New Jersey's bid for a location in Newark.
"Regardless of today's announcement, Newark is undoubtedly stronger and has benefited tremendously from the spotlight it has been under for more than a year," Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. "New business inquiries are up significantly.
"Newark and New Jersey may not be getting HQ2, but our proximity to Queens means we’re certainly going to benefit," he added.
Some locations tried to stand out with stunts, but Amazon made clear that it really wanted incentives, like tax breaks and grants. The company received 238 proposals before narrowing the list to 20 in January.
The Press of Atlantic City contributed to this report.