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Chamber Issues Statement on Amazon’s Decision to Remove New York from HQ2 Consideration

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Statement from Jessica Walker, President and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, on Amazon’s Decision to Remove New York from HQ2 Consideration:


"Today's decision by Amazon to take New York out of consideration for its HQ2 is a missed opportunity for the entire state of New York that risks setting our economy back significantly; innovative businesses like Amazon are sorely needed in our city, and the benefits of Amazon's impending arrival - for both businesses and residents alike - were clear.  We're disappointed by this decision and urge our elected officials to create a more welcoming climate for businesses of all sizes in the city and state. Doing so will benefit small businesses, residents, and the economy at large."