At today's state legislature, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said "mission is critical" that Amazon is building HQ2 in Long Island City. De Blas's remarks lasted a few days after the announcement that widespread resentment of residents and local politicians led Amazon to reconsider the step the company says to create at least 25,000 jobs
According to NY1, De Blas said to the state legislator that New York need jobs and income generated by Amazon. However, other Democratic elections in the City Council and State Senate were very opposed to the deal. Amazon has offered incentives including grants, tax credits and breaks worth up to $ 2.8 billion. Dollars.
The Washington Post (owned by Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos) said last Friday that Amazon is reassessing its plans for a New York HQ2 affiliate. It was not rented out or bought in office space in HQ2 Long Island City and final approval is expected from New York State until 2020, so it would be quite easy to withdraw from the deal. On the contrary, the bill, which allows up to 750 mln. US dollars for state subsidies to Amazon, signed last week in Virginia, where another HQ2 branch will be established.
Although Amazon has yet to make a formal announcement of the fate of New York plans, reports that it is being reviewed have been beneficial to the population concerned about the university's impact on housing plans and infrastructure.
One of Amazon's most important plans for New York's plans is the State Senate Michael Gianar, whose commanders in the area are Long Island City, the Public Authorities Board, which has to approve the deal. Gianaris was very critical of saying that city and state incentives would be better used for local programs such as Transport, Schools and Affordable Housing.
De Blasio defended the proposal to the state legislature, saying that "the vast majority of the subsidies received by Amazon were permanent promotional programs.