Governor: No reason to think Amazon might reconsider plan

This photo shows a portion of an open letter published in the Friday, March 1, 2019 edition of The New York Times, signed by a group of business leade

This photo shows a portion of an open letter published in the Friday, March 1, 2019 edition of The New York Times, signed by a group of business leade

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hold a news conference in New York.

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hold a news conference in New York.

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo, traffic moves along 44th Drive in Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York, near the proposed site f

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo, traffic moves along 44th Drive in Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York, near the proposed site f

FILE - This Fed. 14, 2019 file photo, shows a view of an area of Long Island City, in the Queens borough of New York, along the East River, near the p

FILE - This Fed. 14, 2019 file photo, shows a view of an area of Long Island City, in the Queens borough of New York, along the East River, near the p

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his efforts to get Amazon back on board with a New York headquarters have not worked — but he doesn't want the failed Amazon deal to drive other companies away.

The Democratic governor said Friday that he has spoken to Amazon executives in the two weeks since they pulled the plug on a planned secondary headquarters in New York and that they did not indicate they might reconsider.

Cuomo was interviewed on WNYC radio the day an open letter from business leaders appeared in The New York Times urging Amazon not to abandon the New York plans. Amazon officials have not commented on the appeal.

Cuomo said the letter is intended to let other companies to know that New York is "open for business."