Long Island City skyline. Photo Credit: Long Island City Partnership Long Island City skyline. Photo Credit: Long Island City Partnership

NEW YORK CITY—Perhaps in response to some criticism over the estimated nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon to Queens, New York State and New York City have formed a Community Advisory Committee to share information and solicit community input about the e-commerce giant’s HQ2 project in Long Island City.

The CAC includes a host of political, civic and business leaders in Queens and elsewhere in the city, many who have expressed support for the project that is expected to involve $4 billion in investment by Amazon and the creation of 25,000 to 40,000 new jobs. Amazon announced in November it had selected Long Island City and Northern Virginia for its second headquarters requirement.

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