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Jeff Bezos could pull plug on Amazon HQ2 in NYC: What’s at stake

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12.02.2019

After waves of protests Amazon executives are re-evaluating plans to put a campus in New York City.

The original plan called for 25,000 jobs in Long Island City and an investment of about $2.5 billion. Political opponents of the plan have forced a sudden change of heart among company executives. Given the outflow of businesses over the years and the lost tax revenue it's not surprising New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said politicians' opposition to Amazon's deal was "governmental malpractice."

Originally, it was The Washington Post that published the story. A ploy to get the politicos to back down? Maybe. After all, their owner Jeff Bezos just happens to be Amazon's founder and CEO. Given the fact that he's in the middle of a divorce and a bitter dispute with the National Enquirer over alleged blackmail, the last thing he needs........

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