Toronto’s bid for Amazon HQ2 means all hands on deck
“Niagara is well-positioned to contribute to the bid, which includes a strong supply chain that will benefit from such a large investment in the GTA.” – Vance Badawey
News from the Constituency Office of Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey
Posted February 9th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Ottawa, Ontario – Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, today emphasized the government’s commitment to putting Canada’s skilled, talented, and creative people at the heart of a more innovative future economy – one that will create middle class jobs today and tomorrow.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (has travelled) to the U.S. on another trade and investment mission. He (met) with Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, (this Thursday, February 8th.
“Toronto has been selected as Canada’s only city being considered for HQ2,” Badawey noted. “Although the Region of Niagara has not been selected for the sought-after headquarters, it is still imperative for us to participate with all of Ontario and work with the City of Toronto to ensure a robust bid is submitted.”
Badawey stated emphatically: “It is imperative we work together with all stakeholders, partners, repatriated talent, and neighbouring jurisdictions to focus on a submission that will ensure economic sustainability.”
“Niagara is well-positioned to contribute to the bid, which includes a strong supply chain that will benefit from such a large investment in the GTA. It will also strengthen the establishment of a digital entertainment-media cluster, integrating leading-edge technology with existing and future investment.”
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