Amazon pulls HQ2 from New York: Here are all the reactions

CNET | 2/15/2019 | Marrian Zhou
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Amazon cancelled its HQ2 plan in New York City following criticism by community leaders.

Amazon is no longer coming to Queens. The e-commerce giant on Thursday cancelled its plans to build a new headquarter in New York City following persistent criticism from local union supporters, the New York City Council and several elected officials.

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Amazon in November announced plans to build two 25,000-employee campuses in Long Island City, New York and in Arlington, Virginia. Both locations were chosen from more than 200 bidders and were expected to receive $2.5 billion in investments from Amazon.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

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"You have to be tough to make it in New York City. We gave Amazon the opportunity to be a good neighbor and do business in the greatest city in the world. Instead of working with the community, Amazon threw away that opportunity. We have the best talent in the world and every day we are growing a stronger and fairer economy for everyone. If Amazon can't recognize what that's worth, its competitors will."

"Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon's corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world."

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"@Amazon -- one of the wealthiest companies on the planet...
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