One of the World’s largest companies is looking for a new home.
Amazon is seeking a location for ‘HQ2’, their second headquarters in North America. According to their website, Amazon expects:
“to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs – it will be a full equal to our 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.”
Not convinced? Check out this infographic about the economic impact their original headquarters has had in Seattle!
Edmonton has some incredible Universities and Colleges pumping out super talented people on a daily basis…why not have them stay here and work for a Global leader? We know out City has a lot to offer!
The opportunity came to my attention thanks to a Tweet from James Jackson:
That Tweet got our Mayor’s attention as well!
So what do you think? Would you, like Don, LOVE to welcome Amazon to Edmonton? I hope our greatest thinkers in City Hall are already working on a Request For Proposal!
You can read more about Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ here.
If you’re still not convinced, press play below. PUPPIES!