Amazon announces cities that will split expanded headquarters

The wait is over in Amazon's year-long search for a second headquarters, otherwise known as HQ2. In a competition from cities across the country and outlandish public bids, the giant online retailer announced it has chosen to split its second headquarters between New York City and Northern Virginia. The two will split duties three time zones away for the West Coast-based company.

New York's Long Island City is one of the lucky recipients along with Arlington County's Crystal City neighborhoods, accordig to a report late Monday in the Wall Street Journal.

The nationwide search for what became known as HQ2 began in September 2017 when Amazon asked for bids from coast to coast. Criteria such as airport proximity, a location with more than a million people, access to mass transit and the ability to attract technical talent played a part in the process.

Amazon could announce its project and revenue plans as soon as Tuesday, according to the press release. How many jobs per location and how much tax revenue per locale weren't available Monday night.

Wall Street Journal reported that the Seattle-based Amazon received 238 proposals across North America and some territories. Amazon whittled the list to 20 finalists, which included Austin, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia and Nashville.