By Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com
Published: 06:44 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 06:44 GMT, 1 March 2019
Governor Andrew Cuomo is begging Jeff Bezos and Amazon to come to New York after the tech giant abandoned plans for a new headquarters in the city, according to reports.
The Democrat is said to have spoken on the phone with the company's founder in a direct plea to lure them back.
The New York Times reports Cuomo has also spoken with other executives and offered guarantees of support for the project.
That offer of support was further bolstered by an open letter signed by more than 70 business owners, elected officials and community groups.
Governor Cuomo, left, is still pleading with Jeff Bezos, right, and Amazon to move to New York after the tech giant abandoned plans for HQ in the city, according to reports
The letter will appear in The Times Friday