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Published on Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oakville included in Amazon HQ2 bid

Halton partners with Toronto Global to bid for Amazon HQ2

Oakville included in Amazon HQ2 bid
Halton Region Chair Gary Carr
Halton Chair Carr announces Halton is partnering with Toronto Global to bid for Amazon HQ2 - Metroland file photo
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Halton Region is partnering with Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Durham Region and York Region to submit a joint bid for a second North American Amazon headquarters — known as Amazon HQ2.

The bid is being submitted Toronto Global, a not-for-profit organization funded by federal, provincial, and municipal governments that supports and attracts foreign direct investment to the Toronto region.

“The Toronto region response to Amazon HQ2 demonstrates that the Toronto region has the quantity and quality of talented people at a competitive cost that will allow Amazon to fulfil its strategic objectives,” said Halton regional chair Gary Carr, in a press release.

Three sites in Halton Region are among the preferred locations included in the Toronto Global bid — the Highway 401 Fronting Lands in Milton’s Derry Green Business Park, Trafalgar Road and Highway 407 in Oakville, and the Bronte Meadows employment area in Burlington.

Amazon HQ2 involves an investment of over $5 billion (USD) in construction and over 8 million sq. ft by 2017 with as many as 50,000 skilled jobs — it will be equal to their current campus in Seattle.

In addition to Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of Amazon HQ2 is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.

To view the Toronto Global bid, visit
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Author: Mayor Rob Burton

Categories: News

Tags: Oakville Town Council



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