Amazon has decided it won't build its so-called HQ2 in New York. The company abruptly pulled out of the deal that would have brought approximately 25,000 jobs to the city. Local politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies. "We are disappointed to have reached this conclusion — we love New York," the online giant retailer said in a blog post announcing its withdrawal.
Amazon announced in November that it had chosen the Long Island City section of Queens for one of two new headquarters, with the other in Arlington, Virginia. Both would get 25,000 jobs. A third site in Nashville, Tennessee, would get 5,000.