New York, .- The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, said Thursday that he spoke with executives of Amazon, including its CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, to reconsider his decision not to settle in this state.
“I’ve had a lot of conversations with Amazon, I hope they reconsider, it would be useful if the state Senate said it approves it,” Cuomo said at a public event not related to the Amazon issue, the New York Times points out.
According to the governor, he has held talks over the past two weeks, having changed his decision on New York, but regretted that so far the company remains firm.
Last November, the US Internet sales giant reported that it would establish two new offices, one in the Queens district of New York, which would create 25,000 jobs.
But after the rejection of the community, activists and politicians, including the new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, on February 14 Amazon announced that it gave up the idea of having a headquarters in New York.
Criticism of the project was for the 500 million tax incentives and the potential impact on public services.
Cuomo said this week that Amazon should continue with its plans to settle in New York “and fight the opposition” and said that 70 percent of New Yorkers supported the plans of the company.
The governor has reiterated this message to the executives of Amazon during their conversations, assures the Times that a well-informed source of said conversations quotes. (EFEUSA)