Amazon has cancelled its plans for a new headquarters in New York. The online group has responded to fierce protests from local politicians and residents against the project. The company stressed on Thursday in a statement that for such a project, cooperation with local politicians as well as representatives of the state of New York would have been required. The company was "disappointed" about the project, give up now.
The online retailer from Seattle on the US West coast state of Washington had announced in November that two new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, as well as to want in Arlington, near the capital Washington with a total of 50,000 new jobs, build. The Amazon plans have been supported by New York mayor Bill de Blasio and the Governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo,.
Local politicians protested strongly against the plans
Other local politicians and community activists in New York collected, but violent Protest. They criticized the planned massive subsidies for Amazon. Also they feared that in the Wake of the settlement, the housing shortage is expected to increase and Rents could continue to rise. Amazon said that it will look for an alternative site for New York. On his plans for Arlington, the group intends to hold on to.More about
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