Lamont: CT contacted Amazon about possible HQ2 relocation

Amazon is reconsidering its plans to open up a new campus in New York City’s Long Island City neighborhood after facing backlash from local residents, according to a Washington Post report on Friday. Hours after the report came out, Gov. Ned Lamont in a Twitter post said the state heard Amazon was re-evaluating its expansion plans days ago, and “mobilized” its new public-private partner, the Partnership to Advance the Connecticut of Tomorrow (PACT), to help Amazon HQ2 find a path to Connecticut. PACT is led by former PepsiCo Chairwoman and CEO Indra Nooyi of Greenwich and former Webster Bank Chairman and CEO Jim Smith.

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