Amazon exploring potential alternatives to New York HQ: source (page 2)

Amazonís proposed 25,000-employee office in Queens, New York, may not go forward after all, according to a report from The Washington Post. Citing local opposition from activist groups and politicians, two sources tell the Post that the company is reexamining the deal and mulling over whether to move its planned second headquarters elsewhere. Amazon has not yet leased or purchased office space in the Long Island City area where itís scheduled to expand upon an existing satellite office, which may make the matter a little easier. Additionally, in Virginia, where Amazon announced its other 25,000-employee expansion in the Crystal City suburb in Arlington, legislators spent a mere nine minutes debating a $750 million incentive package... Continue reading…

Amazon exploring potential alternatives to New York HQ: source

Amazon.com Inc is exploring alternatives to locating part of its new headquarters in New York in case the plan should fail due to local opposition, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Amazon is reportedly reconsidering New York headquarters following unexpected pushback

Amazon in late 2017 announced plans to build a secondary headquarters in North America. The e-commerce giant elicited a bidding war as host cities interested in bringing jobs to their local ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Techspot

Following backlash, Amazon might back out of New York-based HQ 2 plans

Amazon is said to be having second thoughts about its plan to set up a second headquarters in New York City following significant pushback from politicians and residents. Executives ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Engadget

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Fri 8 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Amazon reconsiders New York headquarters over local opposition: Washington Post

Amazon.com is reconsidering locating part of its new headquarters in New York because of local opposition, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the global ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Amazon rethinks plan for New York HQ amid fierce opposition, report says

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Fri 8 Feb 19 from Guardian.co.uk

50 organizations tell Amazon: You can leave New York, but you can’t come here

Workers’ rights groups from across the country write a letter to Jeff Bezos saying they’ll fight an Amazon move into their cities. Rumors swirled last week that Amazon was growing ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Fastcompany Tech

No, Amazon probably isn’t walking away from NYC, and here’s why

While Amazon might be miffed over the tough time it’s getting from the Big Apple, the likelihood of the company walking away seems slim. Rumor has it Amazon is thinking about walking ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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