Amazon could announce its decision as early as this week, and prime contenders still in the running were reported to include Dallas, New York, and a city in the state of Virginia not far from Washington, DC.
Amazon began soliciting proposals for HQ2 in the fall of 2017.
Referencing "a person familiar with the matter", the Journal cites the main motivation as the need to recruit top tech talent across multiple locales.
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According to The Wall Street Journal, the online retail giant is now in late-stage negations with New York City, Dallas and Crystal City in Virginia.
Crystal City is served by a mass transit system and major highways, both qualifications that Amazon has said is required for its new headquarters as well.
South Florida leaders said Monday that Amazon is still in discussions about bringing high-skilled workers to Miami, despite reports in other media that might indicate otherwise. The company declined to comment on the Wall Street Journal's story. No major announcement will come until after the midterm elections on November 6, but the selection of the final site is slated to be revealed before the end of the year.
Outside Amazon's headquarters in Seattle.
This report was seemingly corroborated in a tweet from Mike Grella, Amazon's Director of Economic Development, admonishing the source who leaked the Crystal City negotiations to WaPo.