November 13, 2018. FPI’s Deputy Director and Director of Immigration Research, David Dyssegaard Kallick, was interviewed on SinoVisionNet where he discussed Amazon’s plans to split HQ2 to Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia. He suggested that Long Island City is a finalist because they have the labor force that Amazon may be looking for, with highly educated residents. He highlights that Long Island City has La Guardia Community College and the opportunity for expansion. Kallick was asked about the impacts on Long Island City and he stated that the state has to make sure that the residents have access to the jobs and ensure that transportation system can handle the changes. He highlights that the Governor’s private negotiations are problematic and that Amazon should not be offered subsidies that are not offered to other companies.
Here is the link to SinoVisionNet.