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Bids are due today for Amazon's second headquarters

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, the internet trader Amazon logo is seen behind barbed wire at the company's logistic center in Rheinberg,Germany. The European Union is telling member state Luxembourg to get $295 million in back taxes from Amazon in Brussels' latest regulatory move targeting U.S. tech companies accused of tax avoidance, it was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

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