Could Brooklyn Be Amazon’s New Second Home?
The borough's leaders wind up their pitch for a facility that could bring 50,000 jobs, 'the trophy deal of the decade
- Stephen Koepp for The Bridge September 13th, 2017
- Source: https://thebridgebk.com/brooklyn-gears-up-bid-new-amazon-hq/
“We’re going to bring it home, no matter what,” Andrew Hoan, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, promised at a news event this morning. No, he wasn’t talking about a sports championship, but a much bigger economic prize: the new second home of Amazon, worth an estimated 50,000 new jobs and $5 billion in capital investment.
The borough’s leading tech schools–NYU Tandon School of Engineering and City Tech–have turned the Jay Street corridor into a tech hub.