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0751, 15 Feb 19

Amazon Changes Mind About New York

Wow. Wisconsin should take note. Big, global businesses can locate anywhere. *cough* Foxconn *cough*

New York (CNN Business)Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.

“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Jodi Seth, an Amazon spokeswoman, said in a statement.

In the statement, Amazon noted that “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.”

Amazon selected New York City and Northern Virginia in November to split duty as its second headquarters (nicknamed HQ2) after a year-long search. Each city was expected to have more than 25,000 workers over time.

At least Queens won’t be gentrified with all of those good jobs and better standard of living.



0751, 15 February 2019


  1. jonnyv

    I spoke to a friend who lives in the Queens area. Their major concerns were:
    1. 15 years of tax breaks for this company that makes HUGE profits.
    2. Non-union labor issues.
    3. Fear of extreme price increases of near by apartments and homes driving people out.

    I personally don’t have a take on this. But, I don’t see this as a major loss for Queens.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    I love the DEMOCRAT gov. Cuomo ripping on AOC about this!

    Liberals kill jobs and hurt people!

    Cuomo is now done with the progressive left for ripping on totalitarian socialist darling AOC.

    I enjoy liberals eating thier own, they deserve it.


  3. Merlin

    Gee, nobody saw this coming.  A national political party whose foundation is built upon the hateful misery of fractionalized victimhood suddenly having unity issues? Apparently some New York Democrats are still more equal than others.

    The truly sad component here is that when they finish with all of the finger pointing they will have collectively learned nothing by the experience.

  4. steveegg

    I guess both halves of HQ2 will be in northern Virginia.

  5. MjM

    And the Ocassional-Cortex Imbicile Train rolls on….

    “ ‘We need to create dignified jobs in New York City,’ Ocasio-Cortez said to applause.”

    …because high-tech jobs are sooooooo demeaning.

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