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Lessons Enterprises Can Learn from Amazon About Locating HQs

February 08, 2019 / Wayne Rash

Amazon executives responsible for the company’s planned move to create a headquarters on the East Coast appear to be rethinking their decision when it comes to the New York location. In November, Amazon announced plans to expand the headquarters for the ecommerce giant to locations in Arlington, Va. and to Queens, N.Y. Each location would have about 25,000 highly paid workers.However, according to a story in The Washington Post, the level of local opposition to the new headquarters is causing executives at Amazon to reconsider the New York location. In New York, the state government created a set of incentives designed to attract the company but structured those incentives to effectively bypass the local government. Apparently as a result, the local government has appointed opponents to the deal to positions where they have the power to end it.