Amazon’s interest in Toronto region the start of big things to come

2018-03-01 Toronto Star

Light from the sunset hits the Toronto skyline on Oct. 31, 2017. Toronto is the only Canadian city on Amazon Inc.'s short list of 20 candidates for a second North American headquarters.  (MARK BLINCH / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Last month, the Toronto Region learned it had made Amazon’s shortlist of 20 potential candidates to host its second North American headquarters. We are honoured to have been included in this esteemed group of incredible cities — even more so as Canada’s representative on the list.
 
This is an unmistakable sign that our region is regarded as one of the best destinations in North America for investment and expansion. The Amazons of the world are taking note, and we believe it’s the start of big things to come for our region.
 
It took the support of all three levels of government to put together competitive bids and we are indebted to both the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada for their support.
 
Since we submitted our collective bid, the interest in the Toronto Region as a place to set up shop has never been stronger. And no wonder. With world-class, affordable talent; a booming tech sector; the highest rate of post-secondary graduates in the OECD; and a population of 6.5 million that speaks more than 180 languages and dialects, the Toronto Region has all the ingredients to be one of the best cities in the world in which to live and work.
 
We knew our best selling point was the diversity of our economy and our people. Our challenge was to make sure that message got delivered — clearly and cohesively.
 
Our bid was unique in that it was a truly regional effort. It didn’t focus on the assets of any one particular jurisdiction. We took this collaborative approach because we knew it was the best way to win.
 
Global businesses, such as Amazon, don’t see municipal boundaries. Rather, they look to assets across an entire region to support their activities. They tap into supply chains made up of firms interspersed throughout the area and recruit people who commute from neighbouring communities. When a foreign company establishes in Markham or Ajax or Burlington, the entire Toronto Region benefits from the creation of jobs and the spinoff effects from having a new, globally connected firm to impart knowledge and goods and services.
 
A new study from urban researchers David Wolfe and Richard DiFrancesco at the University of Toronto, entitled “Collaborating for Investment Attraction in the Toronto Region,” shows definitive proof of this.
Looking at nine recent major investment initiatives by large, global firms in the Toronto Region, including IBM, Cisco, General Motors and Thomson Reuters, their research found that not only does every municipality in the Toronto Region see an uptick in economic activity from a new investment project, the regional economy as a whole is transformed by the linkages created through research partnerships and the connections built with companies already here.
Siemens, for example, maintains its Canadian head office at a recently leased facility in Oakville, but this acts as an anchor within a much wider subsidiary and distribution network spread throughout the GTA. The company has numerous partnerships with the region’s leading post-secondary institutions — including the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Sheridan College and Seneca College — and is collaborating with other businesses to promote clean tech innovation in Canada.
The increase in GDP and employment generated by these investments can be measured readily, but it’s the intangible people connections and knowledge transfer that can enhance a region’s prosperity for years to come.
To attract this kind of investment, city regions need a well-defined brand and a co-ordinated approach. They need to build a value proposition that hinges on the strength of their entire economic ecosystem. That’s why one year ago we created a new agency called Toronto Global to spearhead this effort. Toronto Global played an essential role in delivering the Amazon bid and we are proud of what it has achieved.
But whether the Toronto Region wins HQ2 or not, the Amazon bid has revealed much about what global corporations consider when investing in a location. That insight should not be forgotten.
To be an attractive and competitive jurisdiction, we need to continue to build regional connections through infrastructure investments and economic planning. We need to continue to support our talented and growing workforce — a crucial driver for any company looking to expand and thrive.
We’ve now got the world’s attention and proof that when we do work together, everyone wins. Collaboration is key to our collective success.
Submitted by Toronto Global on behalf of Toronto Mayor John Tory; Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie; Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey; Durham Region Chair Roger Anderson; Halton Region Chair Gary Carr; York Region Chair Wayne Emmerson.

Views 25423    Reply 317    
up
358

EASTIDE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
Phone: (905) 477-1818 Address: 7030 Woodbine Ave #301, Markham, ON L3R 6G2

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
粤ICP备18001555号  Copyright © 2017, All copyrights reserved by Realjaja

Comments

Free MP3 Downloads Summary:So is it safe getting free MP3 downloads using file sharing networks. Raphael transformed the look of Madonna inside religious themes into a secular and graceful human mother successfully. Then again there are numerous wedding photographers out there who claim they are professionals however it is only once you see pictures that aren. Feel free to visit my page; b ( Selena - https://www.dailystrength.org/journals/a-few-important-marriage-advice-for-women )
She didn't like her tribe, (who picked her last) calling them "the dumbest people on earth" and was easily voted out at the first tribal council. In the event the guidelines are usually used effectively, the effects is in fact incredible also it turns into a good distinctive bit of art certainly. However, even now, there are many people across America, who prefer letting their family and friends click photographs and attempt to capture memorable moments of these wedding day. My weblog :: b - http://makelove889.com/ - http://makelove889.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=1284697&do=profile&from=space -
She didn't like her tribe, (who picked her last) calling them "the dumbest people on earth" and was easily voted out at the first tribal council. In the event the guidelines are usually used effectively, the effects is in fact incredible also it turns into a good distinctive bit of art certainly. However, even now, there are many people across America, who prefer letting their family and friends click photographs and attempt to capture memorable moments of these wedding day. Here is my blog post: b - <a href="http://makelove889.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=1284697&do=profile&from=space">http://makelove889.com/</a> -
In this case, you who exceeds the amount loses and his awesome opponent wins. You will see many casino online that happen to be running to satisfy the growing demands of the casino lovers. Playing stupidly after you've just claimed or lost a large pot will discover your stack lowered to 0 in no time at all. Look at my webpage: anchortext - http://childrenslawfirm.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=trpz.org%2Finternetcasino%2F
In this case, you who exceeds the amount loses and his awesome opponent wins. You will see many casino online that happen to be running to satisfy the growing demands of the casino lovers. Playing stupidly after you've just claimed or lost a large pot will discover your stack lowered to 0 in no time at all. my page anchortext - http://childrenslawfirm.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=trpz.org%2Finternetcasino%2F
Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clarity in your post is simply excellent and i could assume you're an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work. Also visit my webpage - www.elza.co.Il - http://www.elza.co.il/forum/profile.php?id=184987
Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clarity in your post is simply excellent and i could assume you're an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work. Here is my webpage www.elza.co.Il - http://www.elza.co.il/forum/profile.php?id=184987
I've been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts in this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this website. Reading this info So i am happy to convey that I have a very good uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I such a lot certainly will make certain to don?t omit this web site and give it a glance regularly. Review my page - Agen Slot Mesin ( ebookmarkspot.com - http://ebookmarkspot.com/story.php?title=portal-situs-judi-online-terpercaya-4 )
I've been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts in this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this website. Reading this info So i am happy to convey that I have a very good uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I such a lot certainly will make certain to don?t omit this web site and give it a glance regularly. Stop by my blog - Agen Slot Mesin ( ebookmarkspot.com - http://ebookmarkspot.com/story.php?title=portal-situs-judi-online-terpercaya-4 )
Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design. Many thanks My web page; ceiling enthusiastthe guideline - http://juliannbhr6133.blogocial.com/A-number-of-easy-tricks-on-where-to-start-decluttering-in-modern-times-23265359
Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design. Many thanks Here is my homepage - ceiling enthusiastthe guideline - http://juliannbhr6133.blogocial.com/A-number-of-easy-tricks-on-where-to-start-decluttering-in-modern-times-23265359
Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks Here is my web page; wealth fast online - http://justingpoa3408.onesmablog.com/A-few-of-the-top-alternative-energy-options-to-uncover-23584572
Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks Here is my blog: wealth fast online - http://justingpoa3408.onesmablog.com/A-few-of-the-top-alternative-energy-options-to-uncover-23584572
What i don't realize is in fact how you're now not really a lot more smartly-preferred than you might be right now. You're so intelligent. You understand therefore significantly in terms of this matter, produced me in my opinion consider it from so many various angles. Its like men and women aren't involved until it is something to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs nice. Always maintain it up! Also visit my blog post ... real money slots - http://myareablog.com/article.php?id=30403
What i don't realize is in fact how you're now not really a lot more smartly-preferred than you might be right now. You're so intelligent. You understand therefore significantly in terms of this matter, produced me in my opinion consider it from so many various angles. Its like men and women aren't involved until it is something to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs nice. Always maintain it up! Also visit my site; real money slots - http://myareablog.com/article.php?id=30403
Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It's on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors! Feel free to surf to my page Behind Poker - http://humanitarianservice.info/social/blog/view/21531/experience-epicurean-delights-with-our-daftar-sbobet
Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It's on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors! Look into my blog post: Behind Poker - http://humanitarianservice.info/social/blog/view/21531/experience-epicurean-delights-with-our-daftar-sbobet
I'm really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility issues? A small number of my blog audience have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any advice to help fix this issue? my site ... betting sites - http://Runner.wiki/index.php?title=Sbobet_-The_Complete_Unique_Online_Casino_Experience
I'm really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility issues? A small number of my blog audience have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any advice to help fix this issue? Feel free to surf to my website: betting sites - http://Runner.wiki/index.php?title=Sbobet_-The_Complete_Unique_Online_Casino_Experience
Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my users would definitely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks a lot! My web page - Lovelesshorror.Com - http://www.Lovelesshorror.com/horrors/profile/LouveniaTu
Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my users would definitely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks a lot! Feel free to visit my blog post ... Lovelesshorror.Com - http://www.Lovelesshorror.com/horrors/profile/LouveniaTu
Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently quickly. Look at my blog post :: Sbobet24H - http://Deonath.com/guyana/wiki/index.php5?title=Mobile_Casinos_Can_Be_Played_In_Any_O_S_With_Sbobet
Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently quickly. Also visit my webpage; Sbobet24H - http://Deonath.com/guyana/wiki/index.php5?title=Mobile_Casinos_Can_Be_Played_In_Any_O_S_With_Sbobet
Marvelous, what a web site it is! This weblog provides useful data to us, keep it up. my web site Agen Sicbo Online - http://Shbscy.com/comment/html/?9201.html
Marvelous, what a web site it is! This weblog provides useful data to us, keep it up. Feel free to surf to my blog post - Agen Sicbo Online - http://Shbscy.com/comment/html/?9201.html
What's up, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am too happy to share my know-how here with friends. Review my website - Avatarthelastairbenderonline.Com - http://avatarthelastairbenderonline.com/forums/p/549980/
What's up, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am too happy to share my know-how here with friends. my site; Avatarthelastairbenderonline.Com - http://avatarthelastairbenderonline.com/forums/p/549980/
Hello are using Wordpress for your site platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and set up my own. Do you need any html coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated! my blog post :: Sbobetpk - http://Filev.kr/board_MOEt37/111399
Hello are using Wordpress for your site platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and set up my own. Do you need any html coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated! My site Sbobetpk - http://Filev.kr/board_MOEt37/111399
Saved as a favorite, I like your site! Stop by my web page ... Ydp1004.net - http://Ydp1004.net/xe/News_Notice/229278
Saved as a favorite, I like your site! Feel free to surf to my web page: Ydp1004.net - http://Ydp1004.net/xe/News_Notice/229278
Excellent blog you have here.. It's difficult to find high quality writing like yours nowadays. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!! my web blog proline.physics.iisc.Ernet.in - http://Proline.Physics.Iisc.Ernet.in/wiki/index.php/User:ArnetteRyland36
Excellent blog you have here.. It's difficult to find high quality writing like yours nowadays. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!! Also visit my web blog proline.physics.iisc.Ernet.in - http://Proline.Physics.Iisc.Ernet.in/wiki/index.php/User:ArnetteRyland36
Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice at the same time as you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vivid clear idea Feel free to surf to my web blog; Betting system - http://Jaqlib.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Sbobet_Casino_Guide_You_To_Enter_The_Online_Casino
Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice at the same time as you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vivid clear idea Here is my site; Betting system - http://Jaqlib.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Sbobet_Casino_Guide_You_To_Enter_The_Online_Casino
Hi I am so thrilled I found your website, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Google for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a tremendous post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to read through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the great job. my site: betting extreme fun - http://fva-wiki.nbcuni.com/index.php/Sbobet_Has_Exciting_Offers_For_Our_New_Customers
Hi I am so thrilled I found your website, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Google for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a tremendous post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to read through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the great job. Here is my web blog: betting extreme fun - http://fva-wiki.nbcuni.com/index.php/Sbobet_Has_Exciting_Offers_For_Our_New_Customers
Wonderful items from you, man. I've be aware your stuff prior to and you're just too great. I really like what you've obtained right here, certainly like what you are saying and the best way wherein you assert it. You are making it enjoyable and you still take care of to stay it sensible. I can't wait to learn much more from you. This is actually a tremendous web site. Stop by my website :: Casino online network - https://Stomping-Groundz.com/wiki/index.php?title=Sbobet_The_Wide_Selection_Of_Casino_Directory
Wonderful items from you, man. I've be aware your stuff prior to and you're just too great. I really like what you've obtained right here, certainly like what you are saying and the best way wherein you assert it. You are making it enjoyable and you still take care of to stay it sensible. I can't wait to learn much more from you. This is actually a tremendous web site. Feel free to visit my site ... Casino online network - https://Stomping-Groundz.com/wiki/index.php?title=Sbobet_The_Wide_Selection_Of_Casino_Directory
Nice weblog right here! Also your web site a lot up fast! What host are you the use of? Can I get your associate link for your host? I desire my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol Here is my site Different Bingo - https://Stomping-Groundz.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:UtaBoykin4
Nice weblog right here! Also your web site a lot up fast! What host are you the use of? Can I get your associate link for your host? I desire my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol Here is my site; Different Bingo - https://Stomping-Groundz.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:UtaBoykin4
I'll right away seize your rss as I can't find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Please allow me recognize so that I could subscribe. Thanks. Here is my web blog: Ideal Casino - http://Deonath.com/guyana/wiki/index.php5?title=Enjoy_Reiterating_Success_And_Winning_With_Sbobet_Casino
I'll right away seize your rss as I can't find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Please allow me recognize so that I could subscribe. Thanks. my web site :: Ideal Casino - http://Deonath.com/guyana/wiki/index.php5?title=Enjoy_Reiterating_Success_And_Winning_With_Sbobet_Casino
Spot on with this write-up, I honestly think this web site needs far more attention. I'll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the info! My webpage :: online Casino - http://Criptomedicina.ru/Disciplined_Casino_Player_Gets_Wide_Benefits_From_Sbobet
Spot on with this write-up, I honestly think this web site needs far more attention. I'll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the info! My web site online Casino - http://Criptomedicina.ru/Disciplined_Casino_Player_Gets_Wide_Benefits_From_Sbobet
Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be exciting to read content from other authors and use a little something from their sites. Also visit my page :: Casino Online Bonus - http://Celebritiesdaily.net/profile/ShadRundle
Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be exciting to read content from other authors and use a little something from their sites. My blog post: Casino Online Bonus - http://Celebritiesdaily.net/profile/ShadRundle
I'm curious to find out what blog system you happen to be utilizing? I'm experiencing some minor security issues with my latest site and I'd like to find something more secure. Do you have any suggestions? My page ... daftar sbobet Tanpa agents - http://Humanitarianservice.info/social/blog/view/21230/choose-the-best-online-daftar-sbobet-and-enjoy-seamless-services
I'm curious to find out what blog system you happen to be utilizing? I'm experiencing some minor security issues with my latest site and I'd like to find something more secure. Do you have any suggestions? my web blog daftar sbobet Tanpa agents - http://Humanitarianservice.info/social/blog/view/21230/choose-the-best-online-daftar-sbobet-and-enjoy-seamless-services
Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers? I'm kinda paranoid about losing everything I've worked hard on. Any tips? my weblog - Criptomedicina.Ru - http://Criptomedicina.ru/Sbobet_-The_World_s_Best_Online_Casino_For_Making_Good_Money

Pages