Washington, D.C. may have one of the highest percentages of 6-figure salaries in the nation but government cuts have meant jobs moving to Northern Virginia and Maryland. The unemployment numbers tell the tale, unemployment is about 2% higher in D.C. than in the neighboring areas. All that may change if the Amazon decides to make the Capital Riverfront home to its $5 billion second North American headquarters. The new HQ brings 50,000 jobs with a $100,000 average compensation and needs 8 million square feet of office space. D.C. media outlets have been buzzing since the spring that the Nation’s Capital was the front-runner. The proof? Three of the 20 finalist cities are close by and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos already owns the Washington Post and a $27 million mansion purchased in 2016. A $12 million renovation slated to include 11 bedrooms, 5 living rooms, and 25 bathrooms! began earlier this year. At the end of July, Amazon announced a search for a D.C.-based economic development manager. The job wasn’t posted in any other finalist city. The latest news to set D.C.’s heart aflutter is a donation of $11 million in stock by Bezos and the president of the non-profit Martha’s Table to D.C. area charities. D.C. will learn its fate soon. An announcement is expected in the fall.