WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Online retail giant Amazon surpasses the plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of opposition from local politicians – according to two sources.
Published in the Washington Post, the company has not rented or purchased office space for the potential project, making it easy to withdraw from the engagement. Unlike in Northern Virginia, where officials passed an incentive package for their own facility, final approval by the state of New York is not expected until 2020.
Amazon leaders have recently had internal discussions to reassess the situation in New York as well exploring other options, the two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said to speak honestly about the company's perspective.
"The question is whether it is worth it if the politicians in New York do not want the project, especially with how people in Virginia and Nashville have been so welcoming, said a person familiar with the company's plans.
It has There has been no concrete intention to leave the New York idea, as well as it was possible that Amazon would try to use a threat to retire to put pressure on New York's elected officials, but with a meeting of the state control authority for public authorities and a third agency expectation expected later this month, Amazon leaders can reach an inflection point, the people said.