The Lesson from the Amazon HQ2 Fiasco No matter whether you think Amazon HQ2 in New York was a good or a bad idea, it is worth considering how terrible the execution of the whole affair has been. It...
After my Twitter feed exploding how stupid @AOC is, finally a voice of reason:
Didn’t anyone at Amazon think: “Hey we are one of the world’s most valuable companies, run by the world’s richest person and so asking cities to give us massive concessions is not going to look good?” https://t.co/RRzBF2AafS
Maybe it's me but why is it all AMZN's fault? You have a hostile local government, labor unions that are already planning to work against you, a community that doesn't want you there, etc.
I don't blame them at all, they have a business to run and in this day and age there are places that are more welcoming and appreciating.
It's funny how the Mayor and Gov of NY are out saying it's all AMZN's fault while AOC and cohorts are publicly celebrating the fact that they worked hard to get rid of them and were successful.
The Gov and Mayor should call out their own folks/Anti Business Dems before calling out AMZN.
3 Billion in incentives that would only come into fruition as AMZN met it's obligations was nothing compared to the prosperity they would have created. The lesson here is don't openly attack someone trying to bring jobs and business to your State/City and then cry when they decide to leave.