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Why Virginia Thinks It's Got a Shot at Amazon's 2nd Headquarters



Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Virginia’s central location on the East Coast is one of several advantages that would make the state attractive to Amazon for its second headquarters.

“I think Virginia is really in play,” McAuliffe said while visiting an elementary school in Norfolk on Wednesday morning. “I think we are at the top of the list.”

Amazon, which is based in Seattle, announced nearly two weeks ago that it wants to build a second headquarters that would employ 50,000 people. The company asked cities to submit proposals by Oct. 19.

Amazon said it is looking for a second home with easy access to mass transit; an international airport within 45 minutes; more than 1 million people and space for an 8-million-square foot campus for 30-some buildings.


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