New York is one of the finalists in Amazon's search to build another headquarters, according to a person familiar with the talks.
After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the sites it ultimately selects.
According to the source, who was not authorized to discuss the negotiations and therefore spoke on condition of anonymity, says the online retail giant is considering a site in New York's Long Island City neighborhood, just across the East River from Manhattan. The source said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo met two weeks ago with Amazon officials in his New York City offices. Cuomo offered to travel to Amazon's Seattle hometown to continue talks, the source said.
On Monday, The New York Times, citing unnamed people familiar with the decision-making process, said the company is nearing deals to locate in New York's Long Island City neighborhood, as well as the Crystal City section of Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The Wall Street Journal, which also reported the plan to split the headquarters between two cities, said Dallas is still a possibility as well.
Amazon has declined to comment.