Montreal submits bid to Amazon to become 2nd North American headquarters

The company is looking to invest $5 billion in construction for a new campus that will employ up to 50,000 people.

Dale Gann with the City of Langford's Economic Development Committee took the bid to Amazon's headquarters himself on Thursday morning.

If senior executives at Amazon's Seattle headquarters had never heard of Bradford, Innisfil or West Gwillimbury before, the little Ontario towns have put themselves on the radar screen with a surprise joint bid to become home to the online retailer's second global headquarters. In fact, Amazon owns property in the downtown area. Little Rock also couldn't meet other requirements cited by the company, including that the location be within 45 minutes of an worldwide airport. They've also downplayed the city's efforts to land Amazon.

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

"This is a great opportunity for us as a region to continue to tell our story to a global player", said Heather Ennis, president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum.

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One of the showiest stunts was Tucson's donation of a giant cactus to Amazon Head Jeff Bezos, a ploy which was promptly refused by the company. For Indianapolis it has been a largely quiet process, but one local expert says that might actually play to the city's advantage.

The release stated that "more than 20 organizations and over 90 individuals from throughout the community" worked on the bid. "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".

Amazon says it will make a decision in 2018.

Amazon is expected to reveal a short list of 20 to 30 cities later this year and announce its choice in 2018.

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