Amazon is one of the biggest E-commerce giant founded by Jeff.P.Bezos. The company’s annual revenue is over $61 Billion. The industry is an online retailing platform with over 97000 employees worldwide. Amazon has its headquarters in Washington D.C.
THE BUILDING OF NEW HEADQUARTERS
Amazon designed another corporate structure in Queens, New York. The company planned to come up with the second headquarters in 2 selected locations in Virginia and Queens. Queens is one of the most densely populated towns in New York. So the company decided to lay over their second headquarters in the area like Queens which would attract the highest quality talent from all over the world.
REJECTION FROM NEW YORK
Apparently on 14th of February the company gave up on the plans of having the second headquarters. The building of Amazon headquarters would be an influx of thousands of job opportunities. This decision isn’t self-induced by the company but the issue created by the local politicians who opposed their presence. After such backlash, Amazon is not in any pursuit of another location for its second headquarters but has planned to move forward with its plans of opening the huge campuses in Northern Virginia and Nashville.
IT WAS NEW YORK WHO INVITED AMAZON
The city paid him to lay other foundations in their city definitely for the economic welfare of the city itself. The city before taking any step should have had a local survey so that the hustle wouldn’t be created. It would have been an honor for the city to have the second headquarters of the corporate giant like Amazon. It was not overnight planning of the company of moving into the Queens but the city itself offered the huge incentives up to $1.5 Billion in the bargain of 25000 job opportunities and offering them salary up to $150000 whereas Amazon promised the investment of $2.5 Billion.
OPPRESSION OF LOCAL RESIDENTS AND LAWMAKERS
Induction of the headquarters of the company like Amazon would have been one of the biggest deal breakers but the biggest concern local and state politicians had was rather than multiplying the job openings for the countrymen it will become the greatest attractions for outside talents and sideline the residents who have to stay for ages. The company would have faced the legal wars without the assistance of the local men. As local residential acceptance is one of the major factors of the company’s planning layout. And ignoring this concern would definitely have ruined an absolute public relations and the goodwill as they are the secondary customers.
HINDERED SOCIAL IMAGE
Amazon took the huge step back but still the company’s social image has been hindered as multiple lawmakers in New York states that Amazon ignores the community growth but just focuses on the rigorous profitability. The dystopian viewpoint of the lawmakers induced the company to pull back their resources. Ironically the polls displayed the favor of 70% of the population in the New York. Governor Cuomo wanted the company to settle in Queens.
NEW CITIES FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS
The initial plans of Amazon didn’t work out as fluently but the other two cities that company selected were Virginia and Nashville. Though Nashville was going to be the regular office but was named headquarters to corner the taxes.
NOT ONLY POLICY MAKERS WERE INTERESTED
It was not the government or the local lawmakers who were interested in the building of the second headquarters of the company but 238 entities, 3 businesswomen in Anchorage and multiple towns in Massachusetts offered the company a proposal to host its second headquarters. Out of invitation from hundreds of city, The Queens got a prerogative of having the second headquarters of Amazon in their city.
RESIDENTS SEEMS TO BE UNHAPPY
In spite of the economic gain the city would have received from the laying headquarters the local residents found this decision iniquitous. As they scared that it will attract talents from all over the world and the people residing there from ages will have to welcome newcomers as many immigrants would have shifted. Due to citizen oppression, the government had to denounce the building of the second headquarters.
After such tussle that Amazon faced they are now considered to consolidating a monopoly over the market. The expansion of the company geographically was not just a territorial instinct but an edge to gain the market monopoly. Apparently there move was not accepted by the local area and they rejected the accumulation of wealth in their territory and staying happy with their local legacy. The reason stated isn’t much convincing for the government to agree to the decision but if the local public does not adjust itself to the environment then it would have become an onerous task for the company to operate.