Amazon the largest e-commerce company in the world had huge plans to create a second campus outside its Seattle home-base planning even more expansion. City leaders looked more like suitors clamoring for the attention of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in their quest to land the $5 billion development and its promise of 50,000 high-paying jobs.
New York City won half the project, and everything went sideways due to local politicians and different union organizations. Amazon on Thursday canceled its plans to build a 25,000-employee campus in New York. It’s still moving forward with a 25,000-employee site in Arlington, Virginia, which will be made over the next decade.