Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive? Supported by ByJ. David Goodman and William Neuman Nov. 16, 2018 [What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox ] For parts of his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for straying from his progressive roots, with some of his loyal supporters accusing him of failing to deliver on promises to help the homeless, or advance criminal justice reforms. Those grumblings turned into a full-throated roar this week, with the mayor’s enthusiastic backing of a billion-dollar incentive deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, Queens. How could the liberal mayor of New York City who vowed to end the “tale of two cities” — one rich, the other poor — support this … [Read more...] about Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive?
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POLITICS 11/13/2018 01:49 pm ET Now, some of the same elected officials are outraged by the $2 billion in subsidies the company is getting to set up shop. By Daniel Marans The vast majority of elected officials in New York City signed a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in October 2017 inviting the mega-company to locate its second headquarters ― “HQ2” ― in the five boroughs. “As the most dynamic and diverse city in the world, New York City will help propel Amazon’s future growth and kickstart an exciting new chapter in the company’s history,” New York City’s then-public advocate, borough presidents, representatives in the U.S. House and state legislature, and city council members argued in their letter to Bezos. “And we know that, no matter which city neighborhood it might choose for its new headquarters, Amazon will be a strong contributor to our civic and commercial life.” The letter focuses exclusively … [Read more...] about New York City Politicians Welcomed Amazon In 2017 Letter To Jeff Bezos
Amazon has decided to split its new headquarters, named HQ2, between New York City and Arlington, Virginia. According to CNN Business, Amazon “picked New York’s Long Island City and Arlington County’s Crystal City neighborhoods,” out of the 238 cities, counties, and states which attempted to court Amazon with incentives.Amazon is also receiving over $1.5 billion from New York for basing its headquarters there, and $573 million from Arlington. “Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new locations will join Seattle as the company’s three headquarters in North America,” declared Amazon in a blog post. “In addition, Amazon announced that it has selected Nashville for a new Center of Excellence for its Operations business, which is responsible for the company’s customer fulfillment, transportation, … [Read more...] about Amazon Chooses New York City, Arlington for Additional HQs
Amazon is not coming to Philadelphia.That became apparent in early November, when reports surfaced that the online retailer was spliting its second North American headquarters across two locales – Northern Virginia and New York City. That news just became official. Amazon is expanding to Crystal City, a cluster of office buildings near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City, a neighborhood in Queens. When Amazon announced its plans to add a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, the company pledged to invest $5 billion into the new campus, expected to be equivalent to its current headquarters in Seattle, which houses more than 40,000 employees across 33 buildings. The second campus was slated to bring as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs over the next 15 years. The average salary of those jobs is expected to top $100,000. Now, those jobs will be split across two campuses. One will be within a short drive from the … [Read more...] about Amazon officially picks Northern Virginia, New York City for second headquarters
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press November 13, 2018 Amazon has confirmed that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia.Its New York location will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, while its Arlington offices will be located in an area called National Landing. Each site will get 25,000 jobs.In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs. Advertisement The decision ends an intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs. Some locations tried to stand out with stunts, but Amazon made clear that it really wanted incentives, like tax breaks and grants. The company received 238 proposals before narrowing the list to 20 in January. Loading comments... … [Read more...] about Amazon announces selection of New York City and Northern Virginia for HQ2