New Yorkers are not too keen on having Amazon moving in so......
Amazon exploring potential alternatives to New York HQ: source
If they backtrack from New York, then the timeline for HQ2 is delayed.
But a delay there actually pushes HQ2 into the timeframe that works for East Harbour.
I think we need to be clear on a few things here.I think New Yorkers are hardly desperate for an Amazon HQ, with the whole raft of labour and cost-of-living implications it brings.
The recent history of that city has always been an ongoing fight between established locals and the newly-landed gentry.
New York is begging for Amazon. Basically every US city. And now, no one wants Toronto to get it. Because of this, will they try and open it ? Likely not, though it could change...Oh I don't think that Amazon's backup plan involves Toronto, but I just think that New York (New Yorkers really) is hardly desperate for Amazon.
That being said, if push comes to shove, Cuomo will definitely pull out all stops in ensuring that Amazon stays in New York.
I'm somewhat surprised in that I assumed they either leases or ownership in place, presumably with a build-out plan.I guess New York option was in jeopardy after all.