Amazon HQ2

Inside Amazon's HQ2 deal with a Virginia county

People wait on a subway platform underneath a sign that says "Crystal City"
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Officials in Arlington County, Virginia Tuesday laid out details of the deal that will give Amazon incentives to bring its headquarters expansion to the Washington, D.C. suburb.

Why it matters: A vote by the Arlington County Board on the draft deal approaches amid mounting scrutiny of financial incentives promised for corporate expansions. A political backlash to Amazon's planned office in New York — announced as a pair with Virginia's — already caused the company to back out.

New York business leaders want Amazon to rethink HQ2 pullout

Photo of protestors at NYC council meeting on Amazon's deal to have HQ2 in Long Island City.
Protestors at the Jan. 30 New York City Council meeting on the deal for Amazon's second headquarters in Long Island City. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

A wide group of New York politicians and business people is calling on the retailer to reconsider its decision to abandon Long Island City as a part of its HQ2 expansion.

What's new: In an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published in the New York Times, a number of CEOs, venture capitalists, union leaders and politicians make the case that a majority of the region wants Amazon despite some vocal protests.

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