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Group urges Amazon CEO Bezos to continue with NYC HQ plan

Group urges Amazon CEO Bezos to continue with NYC HQ plan

February 28, 2019 08:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A group made up of business leaders, elected officials and others is sending an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging him to reconsider the decision to abandon plans for a headquarters in New York City.

The letter is expected to appear in The New York Times on Friday.

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In the letter, the group acknowledged the loud opposition to the project.
    
The signatories said, "Opinions are strong in New York - sometimes strident. We consider it part of the New York charm! But when we commit to a project as important as this, we figure out how to get it done in a way that works for everyone."

Amazon would have redeveloped a Long Island City site in exchange for $3 billion in state and New York City incentives.

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