"Congratulations to New York City and Northern Virginia on today’s news. Here in Amazon’s birthplace and home, we know this is a significant next chapter of one of America’s truly great success stories. Amazon’s expansion here in Washington state includes advertising for almost 6,800 open positions in and around Seattle HQ and another 2 million square feet of real estate in the Seattle area - bringing their total current footprint to more than 10 million square feet.
"Amazon has also announced another 4 million square feet for future expansion in our state, in what’s been dubbed by many the Cloud Computing Capital. Today’s news has the potential to help us develop even stronger innovation and economic ties with our East Coast partners."