Amazon has decided to cancel its plan to expand the second headquarter which could have created more than 20000 job in the Long Island City, New York. Amazon’s this decision is result of the controversy with Lawmakers and opponents of the city’s bid to Amazon.
The opponent were upset over the $3 billion plus offered incentive and possible disruption that could be caused on the local community.
Amazon said that this decision was taken after much thought and deliberation and we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. The official further said that amazon would require positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term.
Although according to polls about 70 percent of New Yorkers support our plans and investment whereas number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and won’t be working towards helping our expansion plans. Due to the lack of such type of collaborative relationships that is required to go forward with the project which has been envisioned by our company and many others in Long Island City.
Earlier in November amazon had announced that they will split their HQ2 operation between Long Island City and Crystal City in Virginia. These two sites were selected after a 14-month selection process. Under this selection process Amazon has received 238 proposals from communities across North America.
These 238 proposals included joint bid from Fairfax and Loudoun counties which further was a part of 20 finalists.