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Amazon won’t open headquarters in NYC — and it’s not coming to upstate NY

Whether it’s Queens or the Rochester-Syracuse corridor, New York will not host a headquarters for Amazon.

Amazon announced Thursday that it has reversed its decision to construct a campus in New York City due to opposition from some state and local elected officials.

The company won’t reopen its search for another location. Earlier this week, a group of upstate lawmakers urged Amazon to locate its headquarters between Rochester and Syracuse. It was a long shot because the company already passed over applications from both cities during the “HQ2” selection process.

Instead, Amazon plans to open its headquarters in the Washington D.C. area and another facility in Nashville.

Amazon held a year-long competition for its HQ2, a second headquarters that would complement the company’s existing campus in Seattle. In November, the company selected Long Island City in Queens and the Washington D.C. area as the sites of its second headquarters.

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