3rd April 2014

Amazon decided to leave Brno

Amazon, according to its Director of Operations in Europe Tim Collins, decided to abandon the negotiations with authorities in Brno regarding its plans for logistics center that was to be built on Černovická terasa. Brno thus lost the investment of 2.7 billion and potential creation of 1500 permanent jobs. Tim Collins said that the company didn’t feel welcome anymore after repeated rulings of deputies of Brno and that it would find a place for the center elsewhere in the region. The behavior of authorities of Brno was also criticized by PM Bohuslav Sobotka and Minister of Finance Andrej Babiš. One of the prospective locations for the logistics center could be Holešov in the Czech Republic or Bratislava in Slovakia.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic