When Amazon opened its second headquarters in the United States in 2012, it was a new, fast-growing business with a long-term vision to create an online marketplace that would help customers shop and sell online.
It has been a hit, generating $5.9 billion in revenue and making billions of dollars in sales.
Now Amazon is trying to grow its online business even further, with the construction of a new $2 billion office and retail center in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque is a big city with lots of shopping and retail outlets, but it is also one of the most rural parts of the United State, home to a population of just 3,946 people.
The city’s economic downturn has pushed the population into poverty, and the city’s poverty rate is higher than the national average.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Amazon VP of Global Marketing and Digital Transformation Alex Graziano said the company has a goal to bring Amazon into the digital marketplace.
The company plans to have an Amazon HQ2 by the end of 2020.
The new Amazon HQ3 will be located in a building that’s similar to what Amazon used to have in the heart of the city, Graziani said.
“We’ll have two buildings, and it’s like a city block,” he said.
“This is not a typical building that is a typical campus, and this is like a typical office.”
Graziani explained that the building will be designed to be a center of the online marketplace, with a focus on the Amazon Web Services platform and its services.
Amazon is also building a separate office in downtown Albuquerque for its own employees, he said, adding that the company plans on bringing in employees there.
Gizmodo recently reported that Amazon is considering moving from the main headquarters building to the second one, which would be called the Albuquerque HQ2.
A recent analysis by The Associated Press found that Amazon’s online revenue fell nearly 20% in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Amazon is expected to report its fourth quarter results on Thursday.