NY State Leaders Ask Amazon to Reconsider HQ2

Two weeks after the Amazon deal to build its second headquarters “HQ2” in New York City failed, state lawmakers are asking the company to reconsider and come back.

According to a report and an open letter in the New York Times, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is leading the initiative to lure Amazon back to New York State and bring the previously promised 25,000 jobs and billions in tax revenue to Long Island City in Queens.

Gov. Cuomo has been on the phone with Seattle-based Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos and has made an appeal that the door is open for talks and negotiations to salvage the deal. There have been no statements made by Amazon about reconsidering or a new second location for its HQ2. The plans to build a different HQ2 in Virginia is still in development.

“..A clear majority of New Yorkers support this project and were disappointed in your decision not to proceed.” Gov. Cuomo said in his open letter published in the New York Times. Read the full letter HERE.

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