Did Amazon accidentally reveal its HQ2 location?

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Layfield Report CEO John Layfield and Kingsview Asset Management CIO Scott Martin on a Koch brothers-backed group's ad campaign aimed at cities offering tax breaks to attract Amazon's new headquarters.

Amazon has toured sites in Washington, Montgomery County, Md., and Northern Virginia, according to the Washington Post, citing officials from the jurisdictions.

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If Amazon officials have, in fact, been touring sites in Washington, does this mean this is where the company is most interested in locating its HQ2? Amazon had not responded to FOX Business’ request for comment by the time this article went to publish.

While twenty cities have made the shortlist to become Amazon’s second headquarters, or HQ2, in February Scott Galloway told FOX Business that they will pick either Washington or New York, and the reason is simple: It is where Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to spend more time.

There are a number of reasons why companies decide to move their headquarters, but according to Galloway, “The number one reason companies move headquarters is simply to be where the CEO wants to spend more time.”

He added that Bezos already has homes in both D.C. and in New York.

Galloway says D.C. would be the “smart move” for Bezos, because “they are not going to regulate the local boy.”