Amazon Cancels Plans To Move To New York City
Amazon's controversial plan to move to New York City took an unexpected turn Thursday when the company announced intentions to cancel the move altogether.
CNN reports company spokeswoman Jodi Seth made the announcement, 'After much thought and deliberation, we've decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens.'
After a year-long search, Amazon selected New York City and Northern Virginia last November to serve as secondary headquarters locations. Each of the two facilities was eventually expected to have more than 25,000 workers. The Northern Virginia project is expected to move forward.
Concerns surrounding the project included the massive tax breaks they would have been receiving if they had planted roots in the area in addition to the strain the added people would have placed on an already overworked mass transportation system.
There is no word as to where Amazon will now choose to place their new HQ.