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Amazon will open a new office in Manhattan in 2021

Key Points
  • The office will open in 2021 and accommodate more than 1,500 employees, the company said.
  • In February, Amazon scrapped its plans for New York headquarters after local opposition to its proposed campus.
The front desk of the Amazon office is pictured in New York, May 1, 2019.
Carlo Allegri | Reuters

Amazon said on Friday it would open a new office in New York's Manhattan to house its consumer and advertising teams.

The office will open in 2021 and accommodate more than 1,500 employees, the company said.

In February, Amazon scrapped its plans for New York headquarters after local opposition to its proposed campus.

Local and state leaders had voiced significant opposition after New York City and state had offered the company performance-based incentives amounting to nearly $3 billion.

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These leaders were not privy to the details of the deal until after Amazon had made its decision. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the deal would still bring in $27 billion in revenue in exchange for the incentive package and called the opposition to Amazon "governmental malpractice."

Amazon executives had made attempts to quell local fears about its move into the city.

CNBC contributed to this report.

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