Miami is still in talks with Amazon, Mayor Gimenez says

Miami is still in talks with Amazon, Mayor Gimenez says

Miami is still in talks with Amazon, Mayor Gimenez says

Amazon is planning to split its coveted second headquarters between two U.S. cities rather than pack it into a single urban setting, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Sources say a decision could come as soon as this week.

With just weeks left until its self-imposed deadline of year-end, Amazon is close to selecting two different cities for additional North American headquarters.

Amazon's HQ2 gained attention as one of the biggest corporate projects in the U.S., with the e-retailer planning to hire 50,000 workers and spend $5 billion. Amazon's requirements included a metropolitan area with more than 1 million people, close access to an worldwide airport, and "a stable and business-friendly environment" offering "urban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent". Dallas and Austin are among the 20 finalists that Amazon identified in January for its $5 billion investment to house as many as 50,000 employees over the next decade. The log shows he made trips to Dallas in April for a speech, Palm Springs, Calif., for a summer camp and the Washington, D.C., area in September to appear at an Air Force conference.

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But HQ2 may not actually equal Amazon's original Seattle campus - or really be a headquarters at all. That report also said that until recently, cities including Chicago and Miami had also still been in discussions with Amazon. However, talks have cooled in recent months, and the company's search team did not re-visit Boston this fall, as they reportedly have several other cities on the shortlist.

This is a developing story - check back for additional details.

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