Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

When rumors surfaced last week that Amazon was having second thoughts about its New York headquarters, most observers took it as a bargaining move. Locals were pushing Amazon for more concessions, and if the company seemed ready to walk away, it might take the pressure off. With so much time and money invested, it seemed irrational to simply call it off. For months, local politicians had been pushing Amazon on taxes and unionization. Activists booed executives out of city council meetings while protests circled the proposed construction site. With the mayor and governor bought in, no one thought they could stop the project entirely, but maybe if they made enough noise, they could unionize the janitors in the new buildings or shame Amazon... Continue reading…

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Amazon drops plan for New York headquarters

Amazon announced Thursday it was abandoning plans for a new headquarters site in New York City, citing opposition from local politicians angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Amazonís HQ2 New York plans didnít need to end this way

After the pageantry of searching for a new spot for its headquarters, some had expected Amazon's decision to move to New York be a done deal. Not so. It took Amazon months to decide ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from Engadget

Amazon pulls HQ2 from New York: Here are all the reactions - CNET

"You have to be tough to make it in New York City," says New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

How New Yorkers beat Amazon in the HQ2 fight

When rumors surfaced last week that Amazon was having second thoughts about its New York headquarters, most observers took it as a bargaining move. Locals were pushing Amazon for ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from The Verge

Amazon kills New York City headquarters plan, but keeps HQ2 in Virginia - CNET

The move comes after heavy local opposition.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Why Amazonís dream of a Big Apple HQ2 imploded - CNET

'A perfect storm' destroys the most sought-after development project in years.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters

More than a year of work to bring Amazon.com Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub

Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 billion in incentives ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

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