Governor Carney, Congressional Delegation, Mayor of Wilmington, New Castle County Executive Respond to Amazon Announcement

WILMINGTON, Del.Delaware Governor John Carney (D) and Delaware’s congressional delegation, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.), Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), Mayor of Wilmington Mike Purzycki, and New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer issued the following statement on Amazon’s second North American headquarters:

“Of course we are disappointed that Amazon has not chosen Delaware as a finalist location for its second North American headquarters. But we used this opportunity to showcase all the options in Delaware not just for Amazon, but for any business looking for a location to set down roots and grow. In that respect, Delaware’s effort – which brought together leaders in the public and private sectors to promote our great state – was a resounding success. Going forward, we’ll do everything we can to support Philadelphia’s application, to help bring Amazon to our region.”