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Vancouver Left Off Shortlist For Amazon HQ2

Amazon HQ2 Vancouver

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What seemed to be a long shot proved to be just that when Amazon released a list of the 20 finalist cities for its future headquarters.

Through a tweet shared early Thursday morning, Amazon revealed their list with Toronto being the only Canadian city to make the cut.

Over 235 metropolitan regions across North America submitted bids to house Amazon’s HQ2, the company’s first headquarters outside of Seattle.

Among them included Vancouver, who submitted a  joint bid with Surrey, backed by the provincial government.

Had our city been successful in the bid, it would be awarded with up to 50,000 jobs with an average annual salary of $125,000 over the next 15 years.

Despite the news, Amazon will still be opening a second corporate office in Vancouver, leading to 1,000 jobs.

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