Amazon may be rethinking plans for New York City headquarters

New York Is Having Second Thoughts About Amazon’s Second Headquarters

"They arrogantly continue to refuse to meet with key stakeholders to address their concerns, despite requests from New York's top elected officials to do so". Let's keep it going!"added Make the Road New York, a state-level advocacy group". The deal bypassed city council approval, adding to the consternation.

One supporter of the deal Van Bramer spoke to "seemed genuinely anxious, and that led me to believe that it was real", he said. "The idea that we need to subsidize them in any way blows our mind".

NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter Friday to comment on the reports.

Several other issues have inspired outrage over what critics call the #HQ2scam. Last month, it ran a print advertisement in some of New York's biggest daily newspapers, wishing residents a happy New Year and pledging to work with and listen to the community.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said Friday he planned to reach out directly to Bezos to pitch the Magic City. The HQ2 project has actually split the city's labor movement.

In a statement, Gimenez said he is ready to start things up again whenever Amazon is. Cuomo has veto power over the appointment, but doing so would draw the ire of a State Senate now controlled by Democrats. It must be approved unanimously by the state Public Authorities Control Board. This will include a refundable tax credit, through the state's Excelsior Program, of up to $1.2 billion over the next 10 years.

"The question is whether it's worth it if the politicians in NY don't want the project, especially with how people in Virginia and Nashville have been so welcoming", one source told the publication.

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"The question is whether it's worth it if the politicians in NY don't want the project, especially with how people in Virginia and Nashville have been so welcoming", one person familiar with the company's plans told the Post. Embattled Virginia governor Ralph Northam, weathering a scandal over blackface pictures in his medical school yearbook, found time to quietly sign off on $750 million in subsidies for a 25,000-employee facility near Arlington, which the legislature advanced with little opposition. A third city, Nashville, won an Amazon operations hub with 5,000 workers.

But, the source said, "There are some folks making it clear (in New York) that Amazon will never come to NY". What benefit the company would actually get was unclear.

After facing opposition from lawmakers and residents, Amazon might not built its second headquarters in NY after all. At a recent panel discussion about lessons learned from the process, Mike Finney, president and CEO of the Beacon Council, did not mention any specific feedback he'd received from Amazon officials about South Florida's bid The event was sponsored by the Miami Herald. "The Senate Democratic Majority Conference and our partners in the Assembly finally returned NY as the progressive beacon to the rest of the country".

Whatever the outcome, Amazon's gambit shows how much the HQ2 sweepstakes has backfired.

Alphabet Inc's Google said in December it would invest more than $1 billion on a new campus in NY, becoming the second major technology company to pick America's financial capital to expand and create thousands of jobs. Even Michael Bloomberg is denouncing tax gifts to Amazon.

"Since the Governor and the Mayor announced the Amazon deal, I have joined many to fight it". Deals that would receive nearly no scrutiny, like U.S. Steel winning $47 million in tax breaks from impoverished Gary, Indiana, now make headlines. By making the spectacle so public, Amazon may have ruined this gravy train for the rest of corporate America.

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