(CARMEL, Ind.) – Amazon isn’t going to New York after all. Indiana’s still interested:
Three months after announcing it would build part of a new second headquarters in New York, Amazon says it’s changed its mind because of vocal opposition from state and local politicians who blasted a $3 billion incentive package for the company.
Indianapolis was among 20 finalists for the project, which Amazon says would have brought 25,000 jobs to Queens. Indiana Economic Development Corporation president Elaine Bedel says if New York doesn’t want those jobs, Indiana still does. She says it’s still a great economic opportunity in the event Amazon reopens its search. Amazon says it doesn’t plan to right now.
Bedel says she can’t say whether the state has talked to Amazon.
Amazon split the headquarters project between New York and suburban Washington, plus an operations center in Nashville. The online giant says the D.C. area and Tennessee projects will go forward as planned.
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