The deadline is today for cities to submit bids to house what Amazon calls HQ2 – a second headquarters.
The ideal match will meet most of a wide-ranging list of requirements that covers practical matters, like available buildings and green space, and the ability to attract tech talent.
Many Canadian cities consider Amazon a catch, with the tech giant promising up to 50,000 high paying jobs and a five-billion-dollar investment.
Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary have promised to submit proposals by today.
The city of Toronto said yesterday it wouldn’t offer any new financial incentives, but it’s clear they’re a big factor in Amazon’s choice.
Officials in Waterloo Region have expressed an interest in a joint bid with Toronto