After an in-depth search and selecting the locations for their new second headquarters (HQ2), Amazon has changed its mind.
Amazon had selected two sites for HQ2, to complement its current headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The two locations were the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City in Queens, New York.
After considerable pressure from state and local politicians, Amazon has decided against the Queens, New York location. New York City and the State of New York had offered close to $3 billion in performance incentives. The addition of 25,000 Amazon jobs was estimated to bring in $27 billion in revenue to New York.
Video Spotlight: Amazon cancels NYC HQ2 plans
This post is based on the CNBC.com article, Amazon says it will not build a headquarters in New York, by Lauren Feiner, February 14, 2019; the Chicago Tribune article, Chicago and Illinois are still after Amazon’s HQ2, or at least part of it, by Aly J. Yale, February 8, 2019; and the YouTube video, Amazon cancels Continue reading