Amazon was looking to build its new HQ2 in New York, the company has now announced that it is no longer looking to build its HQ2 there.
The company had come up against many opponents who did not want them to build their HQ2 in New York, Amazon has now decide ti will not be built there.
After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term. While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.
The company has said that they will be proceeding as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville and they will continue to hire new employees at their 17 corporate offices around the world.