Sunday, October 1, 2023

Hampton Roads misses the cut for Amazon’s HQ2

Amazon’s list of locations for HQ2, its second North American headquarters, has been narrowed down to 20 spots but Hampton Roads has missed the cut.

In October, it was reported that Virginia was pitching three locations in Hampton Roads among 10 statewide submissions. The three Hampton Roads sites — Town Center in Virginia Beach, Harbour View in Suffolk and Fort Monroe in Hampton — did not make the cut.

Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Raleigh, North Carolina are among the 20 finalists. To view all the finalists, click here.

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“Thank you to all 238 communities that submitted proposals. Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Holly Sullivan from Amazon’s public policy team said. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”

Amazon says it expects to invest more than $5 billion in construction once a site is selected. The second headquarters will include as many as 50,000 jobs.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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