It seems that the word for Seattle's experience with Amazon does it in New York, and although many Seattleities are panicking for the winter storm, New Yorkers do the same for their potential. The arrival of the giant online retailer.
According to a report by the Washington Post, Amazon leaders have become horrified to build a new campus in New York, which will bring 25,000 jobs.
This is the result of a protest from few local politicians and advocacy groups that oppose massive stimulus packages as well as the potential impact on the local community. Governor Andrew Kuommo and the mayor of Bill de Blasio supported the decision.
There is no land broken and no office space is purchased, and final approval is not expected by 2020, so it will not be difficult for Amazon to reverse their decision and get it out of there. In the case of Virginia ̵
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Amazon places one headquarters in Long Island City (in the Queens neighborhood of New York) and another in Crystal City, Virginia (in Arlington County).
Many looked at Seattle as the patient's zero for the footprint of the giant retailer. According to Builder, rent prices before 2010 in Seattle are actually the average for the country. But after Amazon established its presence over the next seven years, average rental prices rose 41 percent, while rental rates in the country rose by only 17.6 percent.
Buyer prices grew by 83% between 2010 and 2017, almost twice as high as the national.
New York City residents have probably heard so much, and more recently, when Council members Liza Herbold and Teresa Moskeda – who played the role of initial pressure on the Amazon tax – went to New York City to talk to local activists about Seattle's experience.
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In its present form the New York project is neither abandoned nor specifically dedicated, although some opposition groups are hoping to gather enough resistance to persuade the Amazon to take over their business elsewhere.
So while New York will not have Am Azon headquarters anytime soon, they have had one Amazon-related function Seattle has long been familiar with: protests.