What People Are Saying About Amazon Dumping NYC HQ Plans Web
: John F. Groom : Daily Outrage : Feb 14, 2019
Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City said:
“You have to be tough to make it in New York City. We gave Amazon the opportunity to be a good neighbor and do business in the greatest city in the world. Instead of working with the community, Amazon threw away that opportunity,” the mayor said. “We have the best talent in the world and every day we are growing a stronger and fairer economy for everyone. If Amazon can’t recognize what that’s worth, its competitors will.”
SummaryE-commerce giant Amazon scrapped plans to build a new headquarters in New York City, citing opposition from some state and local officials. Amazon has a market value of about $800 billion and is run by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man. The opposition partly stemmed from plans to give the company nearly $3 billion in tax incentives.
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