Amazon Plans to Hire Development Manager in Key HQ2 City Finalist: Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC - Amazon has announced a particularly intriguing job opening in a very interesting city—Washington, DC. The company has released a job posting in the nation’s capital calling for executives with “prior experience in economic incentives,” but what makes the opening so interesting is that the city is a frontrunner for Amazon’s next headquarters, also known as HQ2. Coincidence or not, the move has piqued interest.
In the posting, which has since been rerouted as of 10:15 a.m. PST, Amazon calls for an array of work experience.
“This position will develop relationships with state and local governments and create long-term value for our business investments. This role requires that you are commercially aware, target-driven, creative, analytical, and a people-person. We prefer prior experience with economic incentives, but also encourage those with primarily business development, legal transactional, and tax experience to apply,” the posting relays.
A company spokesperson conveyed that the posting has no relation to HQ2 progress and that the position can be held in either the Capital or Seattle, but, according to Puget Sound Business Journal, there haven’t been any other economic development managers in other cities. The job posting also expresses that the position is DC-based but could require relocation.
Other contenders in DC’s region for the HQ2 location are Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. This hire also has people wondering if this is a strategic approach for spreading the new headquarter’s incentives throughout the region.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s Founder and CEO, owns a $23 million home in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood, and Amazon Web Services sells over $1 billion worth of cloud computing services to the federal government, the news source shares. But do these points signal DC is the second location for the e-tailer?
AndNowUKnow will be reporting as the story unfolds and as Amazon zeroes in on its HQ2 site in the coming months. The company said it expects to announce its second headquarters in 2018. Now that Amazon has narrowed it down to 20 cities, all eyes are peeled for when the news breaks on which city has been selected to host the $5 billion construction plans that will add up to 50,000 jobs to the area.
Do you think DC will house Amazon, or is another region the apple of the company’s eye? Stick with us at AndNowUKnow for more details.