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Amazon drops plan to build headquarters in New York City

A protester holds an "Amazon Means Jobs" sign during a pro-Amazon counter-protest outside of City Hall in the Long Island City neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York on Jan. 30, 2019.MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Sangsuk Sylvia Kang
February 14, 2019 01:55 pm

Amazon said Thursday it was canceling plans to build a headquarters campus in New York City because of local opposition.

"There are a number of folks on the ground who oppose our presence," spokeswoman Jodi Seth said. "We don't think there's a path forward in terms of working with them over the long term."
Officials said they are not going to restart a nationwide search for an additional headquarters location, but will stick with plans to bring at least 25,000 employees to Arlington, Virginia, and create a smaller logistics hub in Nashville, Tennessee.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post.