No new Amazon headquarters in New York City

This 14 January 2019 CBS TV video from the USA says about itself:

Ocasio-Cortez celebrates Amazon scrapping NYC headquarters

Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York welcomed Amazon‘s decision to cancel plans for a new headquarters in Queens, saying it shows that everyday Americans “can have more say in this country than the richest man in the world.”

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Internet retailer Amazon will definitely not build a new head office in Queens borough in New York. The technology giant will not do it after criticism by politicians in New York, who are not happy with all the municipal subsidies that the rich company could get.

There was also criticism of Amazon’s negative attitude towards trade unions. The company had already been planning for a new office in Queens for a year. …

The web giant will continue to build offices in Arlington, Virginia and in Nashville, Tennessee.

AMAZON BAILS ON NEW YORK HQ Amazon canceled plans to build a headquarters in New York after local lawmakers and residents of Queens said changes brought by the company would hurt the neighborhood. [HuffPost]

BEZOS’ COMPANY WILL PAY NO FEDERAL TAX THIS YEAR Amazon almost doubled its profit from $5.6 billion in 2017 to $11.2 billion in 2018, but the company isn’t likely to pay a cent in federal taxes this year. [HuffPost]

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