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New Amazon office — but not HQ2 ­— in New York City

Jamie Martines
| Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
The Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.
The Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.

As cities across the North American continent— including Pittsburgh —work on wooing Amazon into choosing them as the site of the company's second headquarters, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the e-commerce giant will expand its presence in New York City.

A new $55 million investment will establish an administrative office and create about 2,000 new jobs in finance, sales, marketing and information science. Those employees' salaries will average $100,000, according to a statement from Cuomo's office.

The company was offered up to $20 million in performance-based tax credits through the state's Excelsior Jobs Program, the statement said.

Amazon already has offices in New York City, including a fashion photography studio in Brooklyn, a fulfillment center in Staten Island and an administrative office in Manhattan, according to Bloomberg.

We will be creating 2,000 new jobs in Manhattan at our new office in Hudson Yards. New York, New York! pic.twitter.com/vFjdXkywPl

— Amazon News (@amazonnews) September 21, 2017

New York City is also an Amazon HQ2 hopeful, reports Bloomberg.

The second headquarters could bring $5 billion in investments and create as many as 50,000 jobs for the city that wins the bid, Amazon has said.

Jamie Martines is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at jmartines@tribweb.com, 724-850-2867 or on Twitter @Jamie_Martines.

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