The pitch to lure Amazon to Winnipeg is in… now the finger crossing begins.
The joint bid by the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba is 66 pages long and touts the benefits of living and working in the capital city.
The bid emphasizes the advantage of locating in the centre of the continent as well as our cheap, clean hydro and the affordability of life for employees. It also points out that Manitoba has a well educated, tech-savvy workforce.
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From a business perspective, the bid points out that there would be about $1.7 billion in tax credits and other incentives should the giant dot com move to our prairie city.
“We are the geographic centre of North America with excellent transportation connections to the rest of the continent and the world,” said Premier Brian Pallister. “We have a long history of innovation and success that we think will resonate with a company like Amazon.”
As part of the pitch, a video starring former Blue Bomber and local business owner Obby Kahn was created. Its light-hearted approach highlights some of the sights and sounds from around the city.
Winnipeg is just one of the cities expected to bid on Amazon’s second headquarters. Bids are also expected from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax.
You can read bid below
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