• After more than a year of anticipation building about the second Amazon headquarters, HQ2 will allegedly be split across two cities: Arlington, Virginia and Queens, New York. With the Arlington location in the neighborhood of Crystal City and the Queens location in Long Island City, it’s possible that Amazon looked to areas where the company already had a hefty roster of employees, but could also recruit more tech professionals. As of now, approximately 1,800 people in New York work for Amazon (largely in fashion, advertising and publishing) while Northern Virginia is home to 2,500 technical and corporate employees. Regardless of location, the impact of a second headquarters on municipal infrastructure remains a concern even if the new locations bring new jobs to the area.