亚马逊突然宣布取消在纽约投资第二总部HQ2的计划

作者: 易仓科技 2019-02-15 1972人浏览

近一年来,亚马逊寻求建立第二总部的计划一直是科技圈津津乐道的新闻,美国各州也都希望亚马逊能够选择在当地落址,但是近日,亚马逊突然宣布取消原本计划在纽约建立总部的方案,并且不会再考虑下一步的替代方案,原本计划将在纽约建立第二总部,并且招收人数高达2.5W。


亚马逊计划在皇后区长岛市附近开设办事处.jpg


亚马逊声称,由于受到地区的政府和官员的强烈反对,并且一部分官员也声称会强烈反对亚马逊在纽约当地建立总部的计划,其原因大部分是因为如果亚马逊在纽约建立总部,将会得到政府巨额的资金补助。


亚马逊官方在声明中称:“虽然民意调查显示70%的纽约人支持我们的计划和投资,但一些州和地方的官员已经明确表示他们反对我们的方案,并且不会与我们合作建立任何的合作方案,以阻止亚马逊的项目“。


虽然亚马逊宣布放弃在纽约的投资计划,但是并没有想过替代方案,但是其原本计划在北弗吉尼亚州的投资计划会照常进行,还会继续在美国和加拿大等的17个公司办事处和技术中心进行招聘和人员扩招。


去年11月,亚马逊宣布将拆分位于华盛顿特区波托马克河对面的北弗吉尼亚州和纽约州之间的5万人集团总部。亚马逊表示,分拆后每个办公区都会容纳25000到40000名技术工人。亚马逊还公布了计划同时期在纳什维尔开设一个能容纳5000人的小型办公室。亚马逊在北弗吉尼亚州受到政府的热烈欢迎,当地政府在经过9分钟的听证后批准7.5亿美元用于补贴亚马逊公司。


纽约州参议员Michael Gianaris举行集会,抗议亚马逊计划在纽约的办公室.jpg


但在纽约地区却面临着闭门羹。亚马逊宣布其HQ2投资计划的同一天,纽约州参议员Michael Gianaris在皇后区就举行抗议活动反对亚马逊的投资计划,上周反对派抗议运动取得了重大胜利,当时  Gianaris被任命为监督委员会,他将有权取消这项投资计划。


Gianaris反对的理由是政府给予亚马逊过高的财政补贴,他认为亚马逊之所以选择在纽约投资建立公司,是因为政府给予的巨额补贴,亚马逊并不是真诚的想要在当地进行投资。


尽管有人反对亚马逊的这项投资计划,但民调显示大多数纽约人是赞成这项计划的。西耶娜学院研究所的研究人员上周在纽约对778名民众进行了调查,其中56%表示他们同意了这笔交易。


以下是亚马逊完整的声明:

After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term. While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.

We are disappointed to have reached this conclusion—we love New York, its incomparable dynamism, people, and culture—and particularly the community of Long Island City, where we have gotten to know so many optimistic, forward-leaning community leaders, small business owners, and residents. There are currently over 5,000 Amazon employees in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and we plan to continue growing these teams.

We are deeply grateful to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and their staffs, who so enthusiastically and graciously invited us to build in New York City and supported us during the process. Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have worked tirelessly on behalf of New Yorkers to encourage local investment and job creation, and we can’t speak positively enough about all their efforts. The steadfast commitment and dedication that these leaders have demonstrated to the communities they represent inspired us from the very beginning and is one of the big reasons our decision was so difficult.

We do not intend to reopen the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada.

Thank you again to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and the many other community leaders and residents who welcomed our plans and supported us along the way. We hope to have future chances to collaborate as we continue to build our presence in New York over time.


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亚马逊公司(Amazon,简称亚马逊;NASDAQ:AMZN),是美国最大的一家网络电子商务公司,位于华盛顿州的西雅图。是网络上最早开始经营电子商务的公司之一,亚马逊成立于1995年,一开始只经营网络的书籍销售业务,现在则扩及了范围相当广的其他产品,已成为全球商品品种最多的网上零售商和全球第二大互联网企业,在公司名下,也包括了AlexaInternet、a9、lab126、和互联网电影数据库(Internet Movie Database,IMDB)等子公司。

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