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Press Release: NoMa-Union Market Applauds Amazon for Including D.C. in List of 20 Finalist Regions for HQ2

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NoMa-Union Market Applauds Amazon for Including D.C. in List of 20 Finalist Regions for HQ2

Neighborhood at the heart of the District is perfectly positioned to serve as technology giant’s second headquarters, says NoMa BID president.

WASHINGTON, D.C. / JANUARY 19, 2018 — Three months ago, property owners, developers, and other stakeholders in the adjoining District neighborhoods of NoMa and Union Market united to offer a compelling site at the heart of D.C. in response to Amazon’s search for a place to build a second corporate campus. On January 18, the NoMa-Union Market team celebrated when D.C. was named by the retail and technology giant as one of 20 regional finalists for the Amazon effort, dubbed “HQ2.”

“We’ve always known that D.C. is a terrific option for HQ2 and are thrilled that Amazon has confirmed this with their announcement,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, president of the NoMa Business Improvement District. Now, she added, it’s time for Amazon to recognize that the NoMa-Union Market area (nomaunionmarket.com) is the best site within the city to accommodate the company’s outsize needs and ambitious timeline:

NoMa-Union Market is one of four District sites the city government submitted for the HQ2 RFP. “Making this list reaffirms what we already knew going into the bid process,” said District Mayor Muriel Bowser in response to the announcement from Amazon. “Washington, D.C., is no longer a one-company government town, we are a leader in innovation and tech, brimming with top talent and endless opportunity.”

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