Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Amazon’s Selection of Queens for New Headquarters

“The selection of Queens as the location of Amazon’s new secondary headquarters is a unique opportunity to grow New York City’s employment base by 25,000 high paying jobs and reflects the incredible pace of growth in Queens in the past decade. I am confident that with an expected 9:1 return on investment and $27.5 billion in tax revenue over 25 years that the City and the State will benefit from this project. New York must be a leader in the new tech economy and I look forward to working with local officials to ensure that Amazon follows through with its commitments to the public which include infrastructure improvements, job training, and job placement.”