Guelph supports Toronto's bid to host Amazon's HQ2

Guelph supports Toronto's bid to host Amazon's HQ2

Troy Powers
October 21, 2017

The company behind Detroit's campaign, Bedrock Detroit, said in a statement, in part: "We wanted to share something created to go along with that bid that shows Detroit's vision for the future...the entire region came together to join forces and collaborate to show the world that Detroit was made to move".

Communities in Northwest Indiana are supporting a regional bid to attract Amazon's second headquarters but also looking out for themselves. "While this is an extremely competitive situation, we are confident in what Cleveland has to offer and excited at the prospect of being Amazon's second home". The city didn't meet numerous qualifications Amazon said it needed for the headquarters, including an worldwide airport and on-site mass transit.

"Guelph ticks all of the boxes when it comes to providing an environment for research, innovation and the talent Amazon needs for their business to grow and thrive", said Scott Stewart, deputy chief administrative officer, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise for the City of Guelph. But in a short FAQ, the agency says no formal incentives or new tax breaks have been offered to Amazon, though the application does include a list of existing financial benefits state and local governments provide businesses.

Memphis is among the dozens of bidding cities.

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Former Amazon executive James Thomson, who headed the business allowing outside companies to sell on Amazon's platform, said Friday he was more impressed by Toronto's bid than he had anticipated.

Several hundred communities were expected to compete for Amazon's expansion. The company said the second headquarters could bring around 50,000 new jobs to the chosen location.

Amazon's instructions to bidders say that finding a suitable physical site is of "paramount importance" in its decision. With the release of the announcement expected next year, Deli Market News will continue to report.