New York’s governor jokes he’ll change his name to ‘Amazon Cuomo’ to win the HQ2 bid hours before a report that New York City will be home to one of the company’s new headquarters (AMZN)

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  • “I’ll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that’s what it takes,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said to reporters on Monday in reference to his determination to land Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2.
  • On Monday evening, The New York Times reported that Amazon is finalizing plans to open HQ2 in Long Island City neighborhood in Queens, New York, as well as Crystal City, Virginia. 
  • Cities and states have proposed billions of dollars in economic incentives in an effort to woo Amazon into naming them the host of HQ2.
  • New York is reportedly still in active talks with Amazon, and the company now plans to split HQ2 between two locations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.  

As the competition for Amazon’s second headquarters heats up, cities and states are getting increasingly desperate to win over the e-commerce giant. 

“I’ll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that’s what it takes,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters at an event on Monday, referring to his determination to land Amazon’s second headquarters. 

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