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

“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.