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Amazon Scraps Plan to Build Headquarters in NY

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Amazon said it's pulling out of a plan to build a headquarters in New York City, after a backlash from some residents and politicians.

The e-commerce giant had pledged to hire 25,000 tech workers in coming years with an average salary of $150,000. Almost immediately after Amazon announced last year that it chose Long Island City in Queens as one of two sites to build new corporate offices, local lawmakers and community organizers began to question the project, which was backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.https://adage.com/article/digital/amazon-scraps-plan-build-a-headquarters-york-city/316642/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&fbclid=IwAR23szCLrbcGOfDtuImn5KrNp6gybGv6eTDPZCIkHSnnPaf3XSoLGjnKUEE
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It would be hard for Amazon to build their headquarters in New York if the local and state politicians are against it.
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Why do you think they are opposing it?
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A special gift from AOC! Thank you from saving NY from 25,000 high paying jobs.
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A special gift from AOC! Thank you from saving NY from 25,000 high paying jobs.
She should be throttled.
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Yay AOC!
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On a positive note the tax breaks we would have given to Amazon can now be spent directly on resources we need here!!! She is brilliant....but factually incorrect. Yay AOC.
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On a positive note the tax breaks we would have given to Amazon can now be spent directly on resources we need here!!! She is brilliant....but factually incorrect. Yay AOC.
I think you misconstrued what she said. But at least she is for the people.
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I think you misconstrued what she said. But at least she is for the people.
No I did not. She clearly does not understand the first thing about corporate tax breaks and how they are paid and why they are important to drive local economy. She is paid $174,000 a year to bring jobs and prosperity to her district. She is already failing badly.
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No I did not. She clearly does not understand the first thing about corporate tax breaks and how they are paid and why they are important to drive local economy. She is paid $174,000 a year to bring jobs and prosperity to her district. She is already failing badly.
So you think Amazon is the only way to bring in jobs?
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So you think Amazon is the only way to bring in jobs?
Honestly, I think it was one way to bring in 25,000 jobs + 100,000 jobs to service the Amazon economy.
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Honestly, I think it was one way to bring in 25,000 jobs + 100,000 jobs to service the Amazon economy.
“Service the Amazon economy.” Lord what a load of sh*t!
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