Amazon officially announced yesterday (February 14) that it will no longer open up an additional headquarters in New York State.
It was planning on bringing 25,000 jobs to Long Island City but says no more, after heavy backlash from activists and politicians upset about the spike in rent costs that move would make.
Our own local politicians are now chiming in.
State Senator James Seward said this in a release yesterday yesterday:
“While I have been critical of the lack of transparency involved in the Amazon deal, I was ultimately supportive of the economic opportunities that were on our horizon. This project was a net positive for New York and I was working to ensure upstate would benefit – instead the entire state loses out thanks to the shortsightedness of a few.”
No word yet on where or if Amazon is planning to relocate this project.