Amazon may have left New York's governor high and dry weeks ago, but Andrew "Amazon" Cuomo does not look closer to it.
The New York Times reported Thursday that Cuomo "is furiously working" to talk about the company to a deal with New York for its HQ2 headquarters after Amazon dipped earlier this month and owes poor reception to local politicians and community leaders as opposed to the Queens project.
Citing two sources Earlier, Times reported that Cuomo, who has been vocal about his disappointment with the failed deal, has been in ongoing talks with Amazon's top brass about the political process of sealing the deal:
The governor has had several phone calls with Amazon leaders, including Mr. Bezos, the last two weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the bet. In these conversations, Mr. Cuomo said he would navigate through the company's Byzantine process.
Mr. Cuomo does not offer a new place, but guarantees for project support, one person said. Amazon leaders gave no opinion that it would reconsider.
In addition to anything, it is certainly made to repay a company that previously said it was "disappointed to have reached this conclusion" when Amazon announced it was pulling out, an open letter to Bezos, signed The politicians, businesses and groups that support the agreement are set to run in the times of Friday, the newspaper wrote.
That letter, which can be read in its entirety, curiously says that the mayor Bill de Blasio-who publicly lambasted Amazon in the wake of the failed agreement-would "cooperate with the governor to deal with the social development process, including labor development and infrastructure investments needed for to ensure that the Amazon campus will be a huge benefit to residents and small businesses in the surrounding communities. "It also turned out to argue that opposition to the deal was only part of New York's" charm ":
The debate that came with the announcement of the Long Island City project was gross and not very inviting. Opinions are strong in New York We consider it part of the New York charm! But when we commit to a project that is as important as this, we find out how we get it done in a way that works for everyone.
New Yorkers, I'm sure, will be thrilled to learn that their sincere opposition to a deal that offers a great deal of potential impact to the Queens community and which benefits Amazon strongly with luxurious subsidies, critics say amounts to business management ̵
We've reached out to Amazon about the report and will update if we hear back. Meanwhile, Amazon looks to flip its boombox outside Bezos & # 39; window as long as it takes to win him back. At least, the name change should be back on the table.
[New York Times]