Amazon cancels everything. The u.s. giant surrenders to implement its new second international office in New York, given the opposition of many elected officials in new york city and angry residents. "After much thought and deliberation, we have decided not to go ahead with our plans to build new headquarters" in New York, has announced Amazon on his blog.
last November, after a very media-competition 20 u.s. cities for more than a year, Amazon had retained the site of Long Island City, an industrial area in the district of Queens, on the banks of the East River. The mayor, democrat of New York, Bill de Blasio, and the governor of the State democratic party also, Andrew Cuomo, chief negotiator of the project, hailed to host this project.
"After much thought and deliberation, we have decided not to go ahead with our plans to build new headquarters"
the key to the city of New York, with 25,000 jobs, billions of investment, the promise of a new economic ecosystem and technology. But also millions of dollars of grants awarded. It is especially on this point that was the confrontation between elected officials. To take away the English channel, New York has agreed to a tax abatement of $ 3 billion. Gold Amazon doesn't have the reputation to redistribute a lot of purchasing power to its employees.
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Several elected officials, including the new figure in the media democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest member of the House of Representatives, have been fighting with Representatives of the Amazon about the lack of unionized employees in the american company. This demand of union membership, become a claims key of the elect, was also supported by the mayor of New York.real estate Prices
Among the other concerns of opponents of the project, the risk of explosion in the price of rent with the sudden arrival of 25,000 people and the saturation of the transport already surencombrés. The precedent of Seattle, home to Amazon and many other technology companies, the city famous for its property prices are among the highest in the United States and its many homeless people, did not reassure the critics.
"A number of local politicians have clearly stated that they were opposed to our presence and would work with us not"
Nothing has yet been etched in the marble, Amazon has preferred to renounce to his project. "A number of local politicians have clearly stated that they were opposed to our presence and will work not with us to establish the kind of relationships we need in order to make the project a reality," said Amazon.
the first signal had been sent with the publication last Friday of an article in the Washington Post , the daily newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon - revealing that the group was in the process of re-evaluate its strategy. He noted that no office space was not yet bought or rented.
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The giant of e-commerce has indicated that it will be reopened "at this stage" in the search for a new site to replace New York. He continues, for the moment, his project in Crystal City, near Arlington, in the southern suburbs of Washington, should accommodate 25,000 people and, to a more limited, a distribution platform in Nashville, Tennessee, with 5,000 jobs expected. In Washington and in Nashville, the local authorities have already signed.
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