Everyone seems very interested in this question. As in most questions about real estate it all seems to come down to “location, location, location,” even when your business is basically online. But in this case it is not the buyer (Amazon) who has to come up with the cold, hard cash. It seems like other locations across the country are all in a bidding war to come up with the most attractive offer that will entice Amazon to choose their locale. Even suburban Washington, D.C. wants Amazon to call northern Virginia their second home
The State of Virginia is weighing in to support their northern counties. The Washington Business Journal reported that the State was considering offering up to $30 million in property value to Amazon at no cost. This property is currently occupied by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) near Washington’s Dulles Airport. The CIT property is currently tax-exempt and assessed at a combined $29.45 million. It includes the 173,000 square-foot CIT building, 13.5 acres of undeveloped land and is right on the edge of Amazon’s requirement of “30 miles from a population center.” All of these transactions have apparently been done confidentially and not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
So hurry up everybody if you have an interest in being Amazon’s HQ2. I only read about northern Virginia’s interest this past weekend. You have just ONE MORE DAY to submit your proposal for Amazon’s HQ2!