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Amazon to Manitoba? Pallister leading the charge

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WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Premier wants to see Winnipeg become the home of Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

Brian Pallister says there will be a “Team Manitoba” effort to bring the giant retailer here.

On Thursday, the Seattle-based company announced it’s looking for proposals to determine the site of what it calls “HQ2” — which will be considered a “full equal” to the Seattle headquarters.

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Amazon will invest $5 billion dollars U.S. into the site, which would span eight million square feet of space, and would create up to 50,000 jobs. It would be considered a “full equal” to the Seattle headquarters.

Pallister says it’s a tremendous opportunity for Winnipeg, and Manitoba. “With our central location in North America, our transportation infrastructure, our well-educated workforce, our plentiful green energy and the lowest cost of doing business in the continent, Winnipeg is the best choice to be the home of Amazon’s HQ2.”

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He adds that he has reached out to Mayor Brian Bowman and the business community.

Bowman adds “Winnipeg’s geographic position in the centre of the country, history as a multi-modal hub, and advanced technology and manufacturing expertise makes it the perfect location for Amazon.”

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