Amazon HQ2 to be split evenly between two cities

The Amazon Spheres are seen from Lenora Street the Space Needle in the background at AmazonÕs Seattle headquarters in Seattle

Amazon could split its HQ2 between two cities , The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

By splitting the second headquarters, Amazon's Seattle office would remain its largest concentration of employees and the center of gravity for the tech giant. The divided HQ2 locations would each house 25,000 employees, The Journal reports.

Mayor Hogsett says he expects Amazon's decision soon after the midterm elections Tuesday so that the five billion dollar bombshell doesn't change any political races for the victor or the loser locations.

Amazon's shortlist of potential second headquarter sites appeared to get smaller over the weekend.

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Amazon Director of Economic Development- Global Public Policy Mike Grella tweeted that whomever leaked word of the Amazon interest in Crystal City, VA.as its new home is "not doing Crystal City, VA. any favors".

The journal reports Amazon is discussing incentives with government officials in Crystal City and speaking with a real estate investment trust, which owns property in the city.

MA economic development secretary Jay Ash said Saturday his office has not been in recent contact with Amazon.

The source said that the winning cities have not been selected but The Journal reported Sunday that Amazon was in final discussions with Northern Virginia, Dallas, and New York City. "And stop treating the (nondisclosure agreement) you signed like a used napkin". Many cities took up a charm offense for the high-stakes bid, with Tucson, Arizona sending Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a 21-foot-tall cactus and other communities including Newark, New Jersey and Montgomery County, Maryland offering major tax breaks for the corporation.

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