Tech:NYC Statement on the planned Google Expansion and Amazon HQ2

Tech:NYC Executive Director Julie Samuels released the following statement after reports surfaced that Google is planning a large New York City expansion and that Amazon could select Long Island City as one of two locations for HQ2:

“Reports of Google’s planned expansion in New York and Amazon potentially choosing Queens as a location for HQ2 confirm what many of us already knew to be true: that New York City is unmatched in its ability to help innovative companies succeed. Our diverse workforce spurs innovation, and New York’s position as the global center for a broad range of industries creates an environment that boosts creative companies. Our local leaders have been instrumental in positioning New York as a premier tech hub through commitments to computer science education and many other initiatives, and the result is announcements like these.”

-Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC

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