Mayor Walsh Statement on Amazon New York State Decision

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh spoke at the Tech Garden in Downtown Syracuse today about economic growth strategies. He issued the following statement regarding Amazon’s decision to not to locate a new headquarters in Queens.

“I am disappointed to see the opportunity lost to bring Amazon to Queens. It’s a blow to all of New York State. I met with business leaders in Syracuse this afternoon to talk about growth and the New Economy. I am convinced Amazon would have benefited our growing tech industry in Syracuse. While some have the luxury of second guessing job creating strategies, we would have welcomed Amazon to Central New York. And we still would!“