September 30, 2017 8:28 am
Updated: September 30, 2017 8:29 am

Premier urging B.C. communities to try to get hands on Amazon’s new headquarters

The logo of the web service Amazon.

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B.C.’s Premier is pushing for communities across the province to try and land the second home of a major web retailer.

John Horgan says B.C. would be the perfect place for Amazon’s second headquarters and is pleased to see the Metro and Island regions are entering bids.

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“I would hope that the Okanagan would look seriously at an opportunity like this as well. And that was my appeal to the delegates here today. This is a real possibility. It’s going to mean billions of dollars of investment, good jobs and we’re very serious about it.”

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Several other Canadian cities have declared interest in securing the online titan’s new home – including Toronto, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Montreal.

Amazon says it plans to invest five billion dollars in the headquarters’ construction and will hire 50-thousand people.

The tech giant will be accepting proposals until October 19.

With files from Emily Lazatin

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