It’s official: Amazon offices coming to Queens and Virginia

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NEW YORK - Amazon has confirmed it will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in Queens and Arlington, Virginia.

The announcement Tuesday caps an intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs. Some locations tried to stand out with stunts, but Amazon made clear that it really wanted incentives, like tax breaks and grants.

The company received more than 200 proposals before narrowing the list to 20 in January.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated.

Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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