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

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"The idea proposes an array of site choices that will make up the campus Amazon is looking for, which can be acquired and cleared for new construction as well as utilizing existing historic and architecturally significant buildings along the majestic Blackstone River".

With a project that could see Amazon spending as much as $5 billion and hiring 50,000 workers, it has resulted in a mad rush of metro areas around the country submitting bids to the online retailing giant.

Other Canadians bids are expected to include Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary.

In case you forgot, today is Amazon Day - the day when all the cities who want to host the e-commerce giant's second headquarters have to sendtheir proposals to Amazon.

"The number one economy in Victoria is the knowledge economy", he said.

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"In recent days we worked with public, private and civic leaders across our community to tell the story of Cleveland's resurgence and pursue this enormous opportunity".

More than 100 municipalities in North America are expected to submit bids, according to a press release.

Gary could have a strong chance to get Amazon's attention, McDermott said, and the city has the necessary acreage, room for growth and an airport. More than 50 cities across the US will be on edge waiting for their announcement. "At the same time, Northwest Indiana has the population, cultural diversity and range of communities to meet the tangible and intangible needs of Amazon as a company and as an employer".

"We're probably not going to win, the odds are against us, OK, but sometimes long shots win", says Dr. Gnuschke.

Tatikonda says Indy's universities and experience with supply-chain businesses makes it an excellent fit for Amazon, but he's doubtful IN will land the headquarters.

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