Amazon Ditches NYC Headquarters

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ALBANY (WSKG) — Amazon has announced it is pulling its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City, citing opposition by some state and local politicians.

The company, in a statement, says “after much thought and deliberation” they have decided not to move forward with plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens.

The statement points out that recent poll showed 70 percent of New Yorkers wanted the project, but says “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us”.

Amazon says they do not intend to reopen their search at this time, and will proceed with plans for expansion in Virginia and Nashville.