Amazon won’t build new headquarters in NYC after all

In a stunning move, Amazon has pulled plans to build another headquarters in New York City.

Jodi Seth, an Amazon spokeswoman said, “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.”

“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,” she also said.

Amazon says it will continue to expand in Virginia and Nashville but is not searching for another locations to replace the one in New York at this time.

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was adamantly against the expansion, celebrated the news on Twitter.

The mayor says the company threw away the chance to do business “in the greatest city in the world.”

Elizabeth Warren weighed in as well.

 

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