Amazon Is Reportedly Reconsidering Its Plan To Open A Second Headquarters In NYC
Amazon may not be coming to Long Island City after all. The e-commerce giant is reconsidering its plans to open a new 25,000-employee office in Queens, New York, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Two people “familiar with the company’s thinking” told the Post that Amazon was turned off by growing local opposition to the deal, which has been building up since Amazon announced it would be building part of its so-called second headquarters in the Queens neighborhood last November. “The question is whether it’s worth it if the politicians in New York don’t want the project, especially with how people in Virginia have been so welcoming,” a source familiar with the matter told the Post. “We’re focused on engaging with our new neighbors — small business owners, educators, and community leaders,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Vox. “Whether it’s building a pipeline of local jobs through workforce training or funding computer science classes for thousands of New York City students, we are working hard to demonstrate what kind of neighbor we will be.” Read more at Vox.