Philly breathes a ‘collective sigh of relief’ as Amazon announces HQs in New York, Virginia

November 13, 2018

Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon announced Tuesday it would split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Northern Virginia.

By Staff

Philadelphia, home of the underdogs, has been passed over once again in favor of New York and D.C., this time by e-commerce giant Amazon. And the City of Brotherly Love, it appears, is breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Amazon made the highly anticipated announcement Tuesday, declaring it would anchor its job-creating massive new headquarters in Crystal City, Va., and in New York’s Long Island City neighborhood in Queens, as well as opening a 1-million-square-foot operations center office in Nashville. The three cities — alongside Philadelphia — were among 238 North American applicants and 20 finalists to house the $5 billion headquarters. Philly’s proposal suggested the Navy Yard or University City as potential sites for the hub.

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