December 6, 2018
A majority of New Yorkers support the idea of Amazon locating one of its headquarters in Long Island City, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. However, there’s less agreement on the question of whether the e-commerce giant should receive $3 billion in state and city tax incentives to build here.
Overall, 57% of those polled support Amazon’s decision to locate in New York, a majority that rises slightly to 60% for Queens residents. A narrow majority of Queens respondents also support the tax breaks; citywide, it’s 46% in favor and 44% opposed.
“While New Yorkers give the thumbs up to Amazon moving one of its new headquarters to Long Island City, they are divided over the sizeable carrot offered to the online retail giant,” said Quinnipiac’s Mary Snow. “They are united, however, in their view that New York City should have more of a say about Amazon’s plans.”
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