If Amazon's planned expansion in New York fails as a result of growing opposition among local politicians, some Tennesian lawmakers will be glad to get off and work with the e-commerce giant.
"We would be very interested in working with Amazon in every possible way," said Bob Rolf, the Commissar of the Department of Economic and Community Development in Tennessee, on Tuesday.
Nashville is one of the 20 finalists in the annual Amazon Amazon headquarters, but eventually lost his offer to Long Island City, Queens and Arlington , Virginia.
However, following a series of criticisms from some city and government officials for the $ 3 billion deal, the e-commerce giant re-examines its plan to build a second headquarters in New York, as the Washington Post reported for the first time. (In a statement to FOX Business spokesman Amazon said the company remains "focused on engaging our new neighbors.")
"The question is whether it's worth it if politicians in New York do not want the project, Especially with how people in Virginia and Nashville are so welcoming, "says one person familiar with the company's plans, according to the publication.
In November, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that Amazon will invest more than $ 230 million to build an operation center in the state , carrying about 5,000 jobs, and instead Amazon will p "We are very big fans of Amazon," he said. Tennesian officials refused to provide information about the type of incentives they offer to Amazon in return for HQ2, which according to the official representatives of the company will create 25,000 highly paid jobs and millions of dollars in local investment.
Amaz According to officials in Tennessee last week, according to Rolf, he said HQ2 "is not part of the conversation. "
" So we have had no conversation either directly or indirectly with Amazon for a second glance if you want to project 25,000 jobs, "he said.
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