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Feb 2019

Cuomo says losing Amazon HQ ‘greatest tragedy’ of his tenure

Gov. Andrew Cuomo again blasted fellow Democrats on Friday over Amazon’s backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City, calling the internet retailer’s rejection the “greatest tragedy” he has seen since he’s been in government. Cuomo also said during an interview on public radio station WAMC that losing the Amazon deal makes him sick to his stomach....

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Oct 2018

Amazon HQ2: Why some cities feel like winners, despite losing

In January, when Amazon announced a shortlist of 20 cities still in contention for the company’s second headquarters, hundreds of mayors and economic development officials across the country felt the sting of rejection. Amazon even made calls to many of the cities dropped from what some have called the “urbanist Super Bowl,” explaining why they didn’t make the cut. This wasn’t a “it’s not you, it’s me,” kind of...

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Aug 2018

Amazon’s silence on HQ2 only stokes more speculation

There has been so little news of late about Amazon’s search for a second headquarters that some observers have taken to seizing on the slightest whiff of a clue about where the e-commerce giant might decide to locate its coveted $8 billion complex. Take an advertisement the company posted last month seeking candidates for an economic development position in Washington, D.C. The notice sparked a round...

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