Backlash forces Amazon to scrap NY expansion (page 3)

Amazon will no longer build a second headquarters in New York City, following pushback from residents and local lawmakers who were concerned about what the influx of high-skill, high-paying jobs would do to an area that’s already facing fast gentrification. “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,” Amazon wrote in a statement this morning. Amazon said it is canceling the plans because a “number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence.” Amazon does not plan to search for another HQ2 location, but it will move forward with its existing plans to open major campuses in Northern Virginia and... Continue reading…

Backlash forces Amazon to scrap NY expansion

Activists objected to plans to give Amazon almost $3 billion in incentives.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Amazon cancels New York City HQ2 plans - CNET

The move comes after heavy local opposition.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Amazon to New York City: Fuggedaboutit!

Amazon.com Inc will not move forward with plans to build a headquarters in New York after rising opposition from local politicians, one of the world's most valuable companies said in a statement ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

The internet giant hit local opposition over more than $2bn in subsidies it had been promised.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from BBC Technology

Amazon won't build its HQ2 in NYC after all

Amazon is officially pulling out of its plan to build a second headquarters (aka HQ 2) in New York. Reports suggested last week the company was having doubts about the project in Long ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Engadget

Amazon cancels HQ2 in New York after backlash

Amazon will no longer build a second headquarters in New York City, following pushback from residents and local lawmakers who were concerned about what the influx of high-skill, ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from The Verge

Amazon will abandon plans to build second headquarters in New York

Amazon.com Inc said Thursday it will not move forward with plans to build a headquarters in New York after rising opposition from local politicians.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Amazon drops plans for New York HQ2

Thu 14 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Amazon cancels new NYC HQ

Amazon has announced that it will not be going forward with its NYC HQ2 plans as the company faced strong backlash from local lawmakers and residents.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Techradar

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