Amazon’s decision to build one of its two new HQ2 locations in Long Island City has stirred up a lot of speculation for its impact, both positive and negative, on the city’s future. Now the company may be having second thoughts.
According to the Washington Post, which Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos also owns, the company is reconsidering the campus after the opposition it has faced from local politicians. Final approval from New York state is not expected until 2020, so Amazon can withdraw its decision. Sources indicate that Amazon executives have had internal discussions to reassess and explore alternatives.