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Connecticut Reaches Out to Amazon Amid Report of Company Reconsidering New York

Amid reports that Amazon is reconsidering its plan to open a new headquarters in New York, the state of Connecticut has reached out to the company, according to the governor.

Gov. Ned Lamont said on Twitter that the state has already reached out to the company through its in-state representation.

After Amazon announced it would be opening a second headquarters, 238 proposals flooded in from cities and towns across North America, including Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Danbury and a joint bid for New Haven and Bridgeport. 

No Connecticut municipalities were selected and in November, the online giant announced that it would split its new East Coast bases between Long Island City, Queens, and Crystal City in northern Virginia.

Then on Friday, the Washington Post reported that Amazon was reconsidering its plan for a new headquarters in New York City following opposition from local politicians. 

Lamont took to Twitter Friday night to share word of the state reaching out to the company.

“Upon the 1st indication – days ago – that there may be trouble with @Amazon's proposed deal with #NY, we mobilized our new Partnership to Advance the Connecticut of Tomorrow – and more specifically, @CERCInc co-chairs Indra Nooyi and Jim Smith, to construct a path forward,” Lamont Tweeted.

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