With Amazon's future headquarters to be located in New York City. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente is calling for a collaboration between Amazon and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site at Griffiss International Airport.

In letters to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Picente is urging the leaders to help facilitate a partnership between Amazon and the county's cutting edge UAS research and development.

“In Oneida County there is a natural fit that I believe must be explored between all parties,” Picente said in the letter. “Amazon has been clear they intend to be a leader in developing an unmanned aerial vehicle fleet that would revolutionize package delivery. The best place in the nation to do just that is in the City of Rome.”

Picente’s letter can be read in its entirety here.

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