Amazon on The Internet group is not, however, open up a second headquarters in New York. Actually, the company wanted to create in a relatively poor area of the city, part of Queens, around 25 000 new Jobs. For this, Amazon should get three billion dollars of subsidies.
local residents had criticised Amazon's settlement, because they feared rising Rents, when many well-paid IT professionals were pulled in the neighborhood. Local politicians scourged the subsidies as disproportionate. Part of the package is also a helicopter landing place for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
The New York plans were a symbolic dispute about how wise location policy looks like. Behind the Deal with Amazon, the Governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. Up to the end, de Blasio was trying to move to Amazon's Management and the trade unions came to a compromise, reports the New York Times. The group had not been thus, but willing to make concessions. The trade unions complain about the work conditions at Amazon. Governor Cuomo had negotiated the Deal largely to the exclusion of the Public and want to decorate with the success. Nothing will come of it now.
The political resistance against the new establishment was too large, justified Amazon blog the decision in the company. We have currently more than 5000 employees in New York city, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island share and wanted to grow even more. In the U.S. state of Virginia planned a further group headquarters of the group. Here, the policy also provides subsidies in the amount of $ 750 million.
Amazon is acting "like a petulant child"
One of the main opponents of the project in Queens Michael Gianaris, a Senator in the Parliament of the state of New York. The group is acting "like a petulant child," said Gianaris, the retreat of the group. "Amazon insists that it runs according to his will, takes the Ball and goes away."
proponents refer mainly to the 25 000 Jobs, which do not arise now. Who has the appropriate training, would have earned an average of 150 000 dollars a year, in the middle of a family in the neighborhood, according to local media reports only on an annual income of 16, 000 dollars. Also, the three-billion-Dollar subsidies would, according to advocates quickly have been balanced, because of the settlement, the Federal government would in the coming decades 27 billion dollars in taxes.