Earlier, Amazon representatives said that the company would not build a high-tech center in one of the Queens districts. NY Daily News reports that this statement divided the New York Democrats.
"This is the end of the billion-dollar deal and a heavy blow for the Democratic Party. There are no winners," Doug Muzzio public affairs professor said. “Now, they will all think that this giant has surrendered, but they are wrong. I see no winners in this situation.”
The first cracks appeared two weeks ago, when local authorities banned a package of subsidies for the company (about $3 billion) and providing more than 20 thousand jobs. Democrats, who supported the deal with Amazon, said that the opposition does not understand what it wants.
“Cuomo doesn’t know what to do. This agreement can provide thousands of jobs that were promised by the governor,” one official said.
“In fact, we know that the first breaks in the breach of the agreement appeared last year. Probably, everyone remembers how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled long-time Congressman Joe Crowley,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a democratic strategist.
"This is the beginning of a new politics in New York and I don’t think that Cuomo will become a king," Muzzio said.
Cuomo has always acted as the leader of this project and regularly published polls that showed the support of local residents. He also regularly argued why the opposition opposes this project and jobs.
“All officials conducted dozens of polls and each of them showed that New Yorkers support this project. Of course, most of them would like to get jobs and a stable income. But at the same time, we don’t fully understand why the deal failed and will it resume in the future, "said an Albany insider.
Meanwhile, all supporters of bringing Amazon to Queens are confident that the deal will resume soon, because the opposition has not reached its goal and New Yorkers need this project. They also said that people will not be kind, when the names of the oppositionists appear on a ballot next time.
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