Westchester Joins Parade of Municipalities Looking to Land Amazon

Westchester has officially thrown its hat into the ring to compete for Amazon’s new U.S. headquarters. Earlier this month the Town of Ramapo asserted its interest in becoming Amazon’s new home. In a press conference held outside the Westchester County Center, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said he would work with state economic development officials to put together a proposal to lure the retail giant to the county…

Audio clip: Rob Astorino

Rockland Business Association CEO Al Samuels noted that in addition to the Town of Ramapo, Buffalo, Saratoga, Brooklyn and other cities elsewhere have shown an interest in landing Amazon…

Audio clip: Al Samuels

Amazon has indicated it wants a metropolitan area with more than a million people, a stable business environment and an urban or suburban location with strong talent. Amazon’s deadline for submitting proposals is October 19th.

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