build The US-based company Amazon will be different than planned but no new headquarters in New York. The reason is the growing resistance of local politicians, the company informed. “While polls show that 70 percent of New York’s population to support our plans, have made some politicians realize that they oppose our plans.” Therefore, the construction project for the proposed site, with up to 25,000 employees on Long Island in the borough of Queens will set.
Against the construction of the new Headquarters in New York city residents and residents protested. They criticized, among other things, the high tax commitments to the group. A further concern was that the influx of well-paid workers leave, the Rent and cost of living in the Region are on the rise. Yet on Wednesday would have taken, therefore, representatives of Amazon and critical set trade unions, wrote to the New York Times.
After the end of the project does not want to go the company again to search for a location. Existing offices would be expanded instead, with informed Amazon. In addition, the group wants to focus on other construction plans in Virginia and Tennessee. At the 17 locations in the U.S. and Canada, more and more employees are to be set.
States promoted with tax breaks for
The planned Headquarters in New York was the result of a large-scale search for a new headquarters in North America. The company had announced plans in September 2017. A total of 238 cities and Federal States campaigned for, among other things, with billions in tax rebates.
want to build In November of last year, Amazon announced, in addition to the current headquarters in Seattle, two other Central name HQ2 in New York and in Arlington in the U.S. state of Virginia. For the settlement in New York Amazon tax have been provided benefits of up to three billion dollars in prospect, the group promised in return for investments in the amount of $ 2.5 billion.
Currently, Amazon has at its main location in Seattle and 40,000 people in 33 buildings. A total of about 613.300 people in the world’s largest Internet retailer, are employed.