The completion of Amazon’s “second headquarters” in Virginia has been delayed by the company indefinitely.
According to a new report from
Back in 2018, cities across the United States were champing at the bit to be
Eventually, Amazon chose New York City, but was quickly met with staunch opposition.
Amazon was slated to receive $3 billion in tax incentives in exchange for choosing Queens, New York for its second headquarters. The facility, dubbed HQ2, faced backlash from AOC and local politicians over the deal that was being cut to bring the ecommerce giant to the state.
Before construction would begin, Amazon decided to move to Arlington, Virginia instead. Progressive politicians like AOC were heavily
AOC and other critics of the deal to bring Amazon to New York have been vindicated before. Shortly after backing out of bringing HQ2 to New York, Amazon
As the new Bloomberg report lays out, construction in Virginia will complete on the first portion of the HQ2 facility in time to bring around 8,000 workers into the office by June. However, the suspension of the completion of the facility will create problems for local developers, construction company employees, and service workers.
“When I opposed this Amazon project coming to New York [because] it was a scam of public funds, the whole power establishment came after us,”
Nonetheless, according to her tweet, “In the end, we were right.”