Amazon's second headquarters clears key Virginia funding vote
People move about in front of the rostrum before a news conference about the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A financial package worth an estimated $ 51 million for Amazon.com Inc’s second headquarters in northern Virginia was approved by the Arlington County Board on Saturday, helping the company clear a key hurdle amid protests.
Amazon in November picked National Landing, a site jointly owned by Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, just outside Washington, along with New York City for its so-called HQ2 or second headquarters.
The company has since scrapped its plans to build its headquarters in New York.
Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Daniel Wallis