Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praises Amazon’s decision to cease the new headquarters location project in New York.
Ocasio-Cortez slammed the company after the Thursday announcement saying New York defeated Amazon’s “corporate greed,” and “its worker exploitation.”
Amazon’s spokesperson Jodi Seth fired back shortly after saying the company was not okay with working in that political climate long term because of opposition by elected officials.
According to Seth, there was political backlash which made the deal difficult amid a tight deadline.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted Ocasio-Cortex for her remarks calling the decision a “lost economic opportunity.”
Cuomo went on to say polls suggested the relocation was largely supported by New Yorkers.
If the deal went forward, it would have added 25,000 jobs to the private sector, and $2.5 billion in investment.
The Amazon jobs would have paid New Yorkers on average of $150,000 per year.
Amazon has made it clear it is not looking to open another headquarters location since the fallout.