Amazon, the famous e-tailer of Jeff Bezos, has announced that it would not open its new headquarters in New York. This is due to opposition from local politicians.
Electronic commerce (in its different variants such as m-commerce or social commerce) continues to expand and position itself in the world market. A clear proof of this is the amount of revenue that will be generated from retail sales. Specifically in the period from 2017 to 2023. This perceives a clear growth trend. For the first of the mentioned years there were gains of 1560.79 million dollars . For the last year mentioned it is expected to reach 2,734.41 million dollars. A fundamental player in the global e-commerce along with Alibaba is Amazon. The company announced that it would no longer carry out its new headquarters in New York.
According to data from El Financiero, Amazon released a statement. Although the inhabitants of New York had agreed with this new headquarter, according to surveys conducted by the e-tailer itself, the truth is that that both local and state politicians oppose the presence of the brand in the locality. They are not also willing to work with it.
It is important to mention that the headquarters of Amazon in New York would be located in Long Island City. 25 thousand workers are considered to be hired. In addition, the company led by Jeff Bezos had also committed to offer them an average salary of 150 thousand dollars on average.
Opponents of the plan
Among the opponents of the initiative to place an Amazon headquarters in New York are the governor of the entity Andrew Cuomo and the mayor of New York Bill de Blasio.
It should be noted that the company has mentioned that Jeff Bezos’ company will not seek a new venue option soon. Nevertheless, it will continue to expand its staff in its offices located in Virginia and Nashville, in the United States.