Mar 1, 2019

New York asks Amazon to reconsider campus plan

EPA A group of New York business, political and community leaders have asked Amazon to reconsider its decision to scrap plans for a new campus in the city. "In an open letter to Amazon published in the New York Times on Friday, the group wrote:"A clear majority of New Yorkers support this project and were disappointed by your decision not to proceed. Signatories to the letter included the heads of Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard and JetBlue Airways, as well as local leaders, including the heads of tenant associations and the president of the NAACP New York State Conference. New York governor Andrew Cuomo has also called Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to try to change his mind, the New York Times reported, citing anonymous sources. In addition to abandoning the plans for a New York campus, Amazon has also reportedly scaled back expansion plans in its hometown of Seattle.

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