>> Amazon will pick not one but two cities for its highly coveted HQ2. Sources telling Reuters that it plans to split it's headquarters, evenly between two cities. Narrowing it down to Dallas, Long Island City in New York, and Arlington near Washington DC. And as the competition heats up, some are taking it a step further.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saying Monday, he'd even change his name.>> I think we've put together a tremendous proposal. We have a great incentive package, anything else I can think of that'll get us over the top. Anything they want named Amazon, I'll change my name to Amazon Cuomo.
>> Now it appears New York has a shot with Long Island City. A fast growing neighborhood in Queens, across the river from Manhattan. Jeff Bezos sent cities like New York into a frenzy, when Amazon announced it would invest $5 billion in the winning area, and employ 50,000 workers.
One of the major reasons for the decision to choose two cities, was for Amazon to maximize recruiting top talent. Now, the e-commerce giant will be able to tout three headquarters, as it competes with companies like Google and others, to win over new workers.