Amazon is planning to split its new headquarters between two cities

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But, as one Wall Street Journal source noted, Amazon is "anything but predictable", meaning the company might go in a different direction altogether.

"They're a real secretive company", the person said. They also met with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the newspaper said.

Representatives for cities such as Dallas, Crystal City, Austin and Philadelphia declined to comment to CNN Business, while others did not respond to requests for comment.

Amazon first announced plans for HQ2 in 2017.

Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US, January 29, 2016.

According to the report, a decision and official announcement could be made as soon as this week. "If Amazon ends up splitting its expansion into mini HQs, that is called.opening satellite offices, which scarcely deserves the buckets of ink spilled so far", said Nick Wingfield of The Information. According to Wikipedia, 20,000 people live in Crystal City, but 60,000 commute there. About 40 percent of people over 25 in the Long Island City area have a bachelor's or higher degree, slightly above the citywide rate, the Furman Center's data shows. Both the city and county plan to appeal that decision. Although talks are still advancing with representatives in NY and Dallas, this could be to prime a backup location in case Crystal City falls through. We get "a big slice of Amazon's innovation and development budget, and we do not have to absorb the thousands of lower-paying administrative jobs that would have clogged up our infrastructure and housing".

Long Island City is one of four areas that New York City proposed in its bid for the Amazon project.

The Wall Street Journal broke the news over the weekend that Amazon entered into "late-stage talks" with three locations - Dallas, Texas; Arlington, Va.; and New York City.

It would also mean that Seattle, the company's headquarters since it was founded in 1994, remaining its centre of gravity.

Or, as Vox's Matthew Yglesias put it, "High-end employers continue to try to pack in to already-expensive supply constrained cities. not a great trend". That's expected to increase as it builds more warehouses across the country to keep up with online orders.

Retail giant Amazon Inc. is in "advanced talks" to open its second headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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