From The Washington Post
Officials from Amazon.com toured sites in Washington, Montgomery County, Md., and Northern Virginia last week — the latest sign that the tech giant is seriously considering adding a second headquarters with as many as 50,000 jobs to the D.C. area, according to officials in all three jurisdictions.
There are at least nine sites in the D.C. area proposed for the tech giant’s expansion, dubbed HQ2. Officials from the firm toured sites in Northern Virginia early in the week, Washington, in the middle and Montgomery County at the end, according to the officials, some of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because they had signed agreements not to disclose company information.
In Maryland, Amazon.com is considering land around the White Flint Metro station, including the former White Flint Mall site on Rockville Pike, according to officials familiar with the Montgomery County proposal.
Three of the final 20 locations on Amazon’s list are in the D.C. area, fueling speculation that the company founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, will make its second home in the area. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has proposed a $5 billion incentive package to lure the firm, while D.C. and Virginia officials have made their own lucrative offers that they have not disclosed.
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