Report: Amazon Thinking Twice About Second Headquarters in New York

The opposition to the idea of Amazon locating one of its second headquarters locations in New York City has given the company pause, according to a recent scoop.

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February 11, 2019, 9:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"Amazon.com is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City, according to two people familiar with the company's thinking, following a wave of political and community opposition."

Robert McCartney, Jonathan O'Connell, and Patricia Sullivan provided that bombshell scoop for The Washington Post last week (The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos, who also owns Amazon).

The resistance to the Amazon deal in New York has taken substantial form in recent weeks. "In the past two weeks, the state Senate nominated an outspoken Amazon critic to a state board where he could potentially veto the deal, and City Council members for the second time aggressively challenged company executives at a hearing where activists booed and unfurled anti-Amazon banners," according to the article.

Amazon's actions to rescind the plan have been less substantial, however. "But company executives have had internal discussions recently to reassess the situation in New York and explore alternatives, said the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly about the company’s perspective," according to the article.

Friday, February 8, 2019 in The Washington Post

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