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“From the moment Amazon announced plans to open a second headquarters, there was no doubt that New York should be their home – and that is as true today as it was then. New York City is the new capital of the tech industry, and this is where Amazon belongs. Their move to Long Island City will have an incredible economic impact on the five boroughs, create tens of thousands of high-quality jobs and send a message to companies around the world that New York is the place to be. The Building Congress fully endorses Amazon’s second headquarters in Queens, and we urge public officials and the residents of New York to support it as well.”


About New York Building Congress


The New York Building Congress is a non-partisan, public policy coalition of business, labor, professional and governmental organizations, which serves the design, construction and real estate industry by promoting strategic infrastructure investment and enlightened economic development throughout New York City.


Drawing from a broad array of data sources and the expertise of leading economists, budgetary analysts, industry executives, and public policy professionals, the Building Congress consistently produces reliable, relevant reports that have made the organization a go-to resource for information on current and future market conditions as well as insights into emerging trends and challenges related to capital budgets and private development throughout the five boroughs.


Building Congress publications are distributed to members, government officials, the media, and other interested parties through email blasts and periodic direct member mailings. Select reports are posted on the Building Congress website (



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Aug 2, 2019 by New York Building Congress