March 16, 2019 / 11:40 PM / 5 days ago

Amazon's second headquarters clears key Virginia funding vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A financial package worth an estimated $51 million (£38.4 million) for Amazon.com Inc’s second headquarters in northern Virginia was approved by the Arlington County Board on Saturday, helping the company clear a key hurdle amid protests.

Amazon in November picked National Landing, a site jointly owned by Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, just outside Washington, along with New York City for its so-called HQ2 or second headquarters.

The company has since scrapped its plans to build its headquarters in New York.

Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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