The Queens Gazette wrote an article that talks about New York City's push to keep the online grocer Fresh Direct from making a move to New Jersey. Senator Gianaris believes that it is crucial to remain welcoming to local businesses, like Fresh Direct, in order to keep jobs in our neighborhood.
Fresh Direct, an online grocer that delivers to residences and offices in the New York City metropolitan area and one of the largest employers in Long Island City and Queens as a whole, has become a prize in a bidding war between New York City and New Jersey. The business, which bowed in New York City in 2002, is rapidly expanding and expects to outgrow its Long Island City facility in a few years.
“At a time when job creation is the single biggest priority throughout the nation, the possible loss of a local business in Long Island City highlights the need to remain welcoming to businesses locating here,” state Senator Michael Gianaris said. “I encourage Fresh Direct to remain in New York City and keep its jobs in our neighborhoods.”
Read the full article here.