Amazon’s plans to make New York City her headquarters have been frustrated by Democrats like state Sen. Michael Gianaris, D-Queens, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
The Billion dollars company revealed this in their company news dated Feb. 14, 2019. It expressed disappointments over the refusal by a number of state and local politicians to support their plans and investments in the state.
Amazon made it clear that it’s presence in New York was for good as they have planned to offer over 5,000 jobs to New Yorkers. However, it regrets over the non-fruition of their intentions to the state.
Meanwhile, the opposition team led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. said it was not going to support Amazon’s deal; 5,000 jobs would equate 5,000 people in New York City which would further increase population of New York. And, for the most part that New York offered to pay almost double in tax incentives and infrastructure improvements per job, that wasn’t a good deal, hence their withdrawal.
Wondering who this Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is? She’s also known by her initials, AOC, is an American politician and activist. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district since January 3, 2019.
However, New Yorkers have expressed dissatisfaction over the outcome, and think Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y may have out rightly made the wrong decision.
Jeff Bezos says he is not bewildered as other plans to expand beyond New York City still stand. “We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada.” Said Amazon.
Amazon gave his gratitude to the New York Governor and his staff, “We are deeply grateful to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and their staffs, who so enthusiastically and graciously invited us to build in New York City and supported us during the process”.
It was clear that a fraction of the government was, however, in support of Amazon’s deal. But it’s quite unfortunate for the company.
So, who is going to lose out in the Amazon’s deal cancellation. New York City or Amazon?