Capitol Report: HQ2 in the D.C. area could help Amazon snag a $10 billion Pentagon contract

As Amazon.com Inc. looks close to announcing where it will place its second headquarters, analysts are pointing out that a big footprint in the Washington, D.C., area could help the company secure a massive Pentagon contract.

The potential new site in the northern Virginia suburb of Crystal City, Va., “could only help the chances of Bezos & Co. landing JEDI,” said Wedbush Securities analysts in a note dated Friday. That’s a reference to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, which could be worth as much as $10 billion over a decade and is expected to be awarded in April.

Amazon reportedly plans to locate its HQ2 in both Crystal City and Long Island City, N.Y.

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