Julie Samuels, Executive Director
When Amazon recently announced its plan to build a second headquarters (“HQ2”) in North America, many in the New York tech community immediately knew the obvious: that NYC would be the perfect home for this ambitious new project.
Today, we are pleased to announce that more than 50 leaders in the New York tech community—including Tim Armstrong, Susan Lyne, Charlie O’Donnell, Kevin Ryan, Reshma Saujani, and Fred Wilson—have all signed a letter urging Amazon to build its HQ2 in NYC.
New York checks most, if not all, things Amazon wants for the city in which it will build HQ2 in, including plenty of tech talent, public transit, lots of new office space, and many sites that could be developed in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island. It offers these things and so much more.
Our community writes in today’s letter:
Amazon is already investing heavily in New York operations, with a new investment at Hudson Yards in Manhattan and a massive warehouse and fulfillment center in Staten Island. It would make perfect sense to further continue in this direction and build HQ2 here, too.