Amazon Officially Cans NYC HQ2 Plans
It’s Valentine’s Day, but Amazon certainly hasn’t been feeling the love—at least from residents and local politicians in the New York City area. It was reported recently that the ecommerce giant was internally deliberating the possibility of backing out of its plans to open an HQ2 campus in Long Island City, Queens. And now, on this day dedicated to expressing our love for one another, Amazon made official its plans to cancel a New York City headquarters.
Important to note about the change in plans is that Amazon has confirmed it will not reopen the search for a second HQ2 campus—at least for now. So, it will simply move forward with its plans for a Crystal City campus and the logistics branch in Nashville. The company didn’t make any reference if it would alter its hiring plans to bring the “lost jobs” from the NYC campus to either of the other new locations.
Here’s the company’s statement, which was posted to the Amazon Day One blog this morning: