Cuomo Leads Push For Amazon To Reconsider NYC

The Verge reports:

Amazon has said it’s ending plans for a New York City headquarters, but a group of state officials, businesspeople, and union leaders are asking the company to stay. In an open letter set to be published in the New York Times tomorrow, the group will ask Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to reconsider the company’s decision to abandon a new office in Queens.

The letter was obtained in advance by the Times, which also reported that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been personally speaking with Bezos in an attempt to convince Amazon to return to its original plan. Some House lawmakers, as well as the CEOs of companies including Mastercard and Goldman Sachs, signed on to the letter.