Amazon, a Jeff Bezos production, announced via the Washington Post, another Jeff Bezos production, that Amazon will not move forwards with developing a second headqueaters in New York City after several grand announcements saying they would (archived). The plan approved by New York governor Cuomo and New York mayor Bill De Blasio would have seen 3 billion USD in tax abatements and other incentives subsidize this tin woman of Jeff's after Jeff ran a national contest soliciting such offers and promises none of these cities would abide the tin woman passing his dick pic around to all her friends that aren't him (archived).
When the plan was announced last year it drew opposition on two fronts:
- The state and municipal legislative bodies were outraged that Bill De Blasio's New York could possibily need to pay a business to move there. New York is big! New York was important! Why do they have to now bribe businesses to choose New York over Kansas City?
- The people in the neighborhoods grew indignant that money and jobs would follow this development into their neighborhood. Their poor neighborhood would be doomed to GENTRIFY! It would become like all those other neighborhoods they can't afford.
Another Bezos Bezzle Bungle bites the dust.