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 8. Amazons New HQ could be in any one of these 53 cities

Amazon's New HQ Could Be in Any One of These 53 Cities
Dennis Green, Business Insider
Posted: October 4, 2017

Amazon has sparked a bidding war, and it's only just beginning. Learn more

 8. Global and Mail

As ‘mother of all bidding wars’ ramps up for Amazon HQ2, Canadian cities draft battle plans
The Globe and Mail
Posted: September 30, 2017 Inc.'s call for pitches from cities hoping to become home to the online retailer's new headquarters has touched off a frenzy at city halls across the United States and Canada. Learn more

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Alberta creates team to assist in Amazon bid
Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press
Posted: September 27, 2017

CALGARY — The Alberta government is joining the fray to help Edmonton and Calgary bid for retail giant Amazon's second headquarters.Learn more
 Sept 26 Varcoe

Varcoe: How much will Alberta give to get Amazon's new headquarters?
Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald
Posted: September 26, 2017

Will Alberta open up its wallet wide in a bid to become the home to Amazon’s second corporate headquarters? Learn more
 Sept25 Calgary is perfect

Calgary is the perfect city for Amazon
Ricky Leong, Calgary Sun
Posted: September 25, 2017

Dear Mr. Bezos,

I hear your company, Amazon, is looking for a second home-base in North America, a project you call HQ2. Learn more

 6. Amad Waterous

Adam Waterous makes case for why Amazon should set up in Calgary
Posted: September 25, 2017

Adam Waterous, the star investment banker who has now become CEO of Waterous Energy Fund, analyzes data which points to Calgary's advantage over other cities Amazon may be considering for its second headquarters, especially Denver. Learn more

 Sept25 BNN

Alberta to highlight young workforce, low tax regime to grab Amazon HQ2
The Canadian Press
Posted: September 25, 2017

The Alberta government is stepping in to help Edmonton and Calgary bid for retail giant Amazon's second headquarters. Learn more
 Sept25 Alberta creates leadership team

Alberta creates leadership team to help Calgary and Edmonton fine tune Amazon pitches
The Canadian Press
Posted: September 25, 2017

The Alberta government is joining the fray to help Edmonton and Calgary bid for retail giant Amazon's second headquarters. Learn more
 Sept25 Sears

The History of Sears Predicts Nearly Everything Amazon Is Doing
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
Posted: September 25, 2017

Amazon comes to conquer brick-and-mortar retail, not to bury it. In the last two years, the company has opened 11 physical bookstores.Learn more

To win Amazon, a city needs art, says Alberta economist
Stephen Hunt, CBC News
Posted: September 24, 2017

When he isn't at work as the chief economist of ATB Financial, Todd Hirsch likes to travel the world. Learn more

Varcoe: Calgary pulls in CEOs and public to help chase Amazon's HQ2
Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald
Posted: September 21, 2017

You can’t win if you don’t play the game.

These aren’t simply the words of a midway carny luring a customer to a ring toss. Learn more

 4. Calgary best Canadian

Calgary would be best Canadian destination for Amazon's HQ2, data cruncher says
Stephen Hunt, CBC News
Posted: September 20, 2017

A Vancouver data analyst crunched some data about which Canadian city is the best candidate to win the bid for Amazon's expansion, and when all was said and done, Vancouver didn't come out on top. Learn more


Sorry Toronto, Calgary and Denver seen in horse race for Amazon HQ
Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post
Posted: September 20, 2017

Scores of North American cities are expected to bid for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters, or HQ2, but only two — Calgary and Denver — are in a real race to win it, based on the giant Internet retailer’s requirements, said Adam Waterous, a member of the executive advisory committee of Calgary’s bid. Learn more

 05.Calgary beats other Canadian Cities

Data analyst: Calgary beats other Canadian cities for Amazon headquarters
Calgary Eyeopener
Posted: September 20, 2017

A data analyst who's crunched the numbers and says Calgary comes out on top when it comes to winning the Amazon bid for their second headquarters. Jens Von Bergmann tells us how Calgary meets all of Amazon's long list of requirements. Learn more

 06.Calgary wants your help preparing a formal pitch

Calgary wants your help preparing a formal pitch for Amazon's second headquarters
By David Blackwell, Calgary Herald
Posted: September 20, 2017

Calgary is formally preparing a response to Amazon’s request for proposals for locating its second corporate headquarters and is hoping to get an edge through crowdsourcing its pitch. Read more

 07. Calgary to make official bid for Amazon HQ

Calgary to make official bid for Amazon HQ2
By: Staff Metro Calgary
Posted: September 20, 2017

Calgary’s officially making its pitch to woo online consumer giant Amazon and it might include your input. Read more

 05.Calgary beats other Canadian Cities

City gathering ideas for Amazon pitch
Calgary Eyeopener
Posted: September 20, 2017

How you can help pitch the city of Calgary to Amazon. Lisa Corcoran is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Calgary Economic Development and tells us about their new community website. Learn more

 Making the case

Calgary makes the case for hosting Amazon's second headquarters
Posted: September 18, 2017

Oil and gas often comes to mind when people think about business in Alberta. But the city of Calgary is hoping to bring Amazon's second headquarters there, at a time when its tech sector is coming out of the shadows. Learn more

 2. Federal Government will help cities

Federal government will help cities lure Amazon to Canada
Ryan Tumilty, Metro
Posted: September 18, 2017

The federal government is helping cities bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, but the minister was non-committal Monday on whether that will come with tax breaks or other funding. Learn more

 3. Seattle Amazon Collliers

The Amazon Talent Index: The Cities With the Workforces to Land HQ2 and the Data To Present in Your Proposal
Joshua Wright
Posted: September 18, 2017

Amazon is going to choose a city for its second headquarters based on the availability and sustainability of labor. Learn more

 03.Canada Letter

Canada Letter: The Avro Arrow and an Amazon HQ
September 15, 2017

Time has only increased interest among Canadians in the Avro Arrow supersonic fighter jet that was abruptly canceled by the government in 1959, putting at least 25,000 people out of work. Read more

 1. Quartz

The hard choices Amazon will have to make to find the right city for HQ2
Dan Kopf, Quartz
Posted: September 12, 2017

Amazon has announced that it’s juggling a bunch of criteria in assessing the best location for a second headquarters after Seattle.Learn more

 Hey Amazon call off the bidding war  

Editorial: Hey Amazon, call off the bidding war, we've got this
By Paul Harvey, Calgary Herald
Posted: September 9, 2017

Look no further, Amazon. Calgary is where you want to be.
On unofficial behalf of our city on the Bow, we throw our Smithbilt into the ring for consideration as the location of your new second headquarters. Read more


Amazon - The Canadian Data
By Jens von Bergmann
Posted: September 9, 2017

I wasn’t really getting into the Amazon HQ2 thing, but then the Upshot did some analysis that excluded Canadian metros. Read more

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Dear Amazon, We Picked Your
New Headquarters for You
By Emily Badger, Ouoctrung Bui and Claire Cain Miller
Posted: September 9, 2017

Amazon has set off a scrum among cities that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters — with the winner getting the prize of a $5 billion investment and 50,000 new jobs over the next two decades. Read more
 NDP to support  

NDP to support both Calgary and Edmonton's Amazon bid
By James Wood, Postmedia
Posted: September 8, 2017

The Alberta government will back both Calgary and Edmonton as they pursue the possibility of online retail giant Amazon putting its second headquarters in the province, Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous said Friday. Read more
Mayor Nenshi Image3 Mayor Nenshi says Calgary has 'serious advantages' in bid to host new Amazon headquarters
By Ryan Rumbolt,CBC News
Posted: September 7, 2017

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says Amazon, the popular online shopping powerhouse, needs look no further than Calgary for real estate to build its proposed new headquarters. Read more
 00. Calgary aims to attract second Amazon head office
Calgary aims to attract second Amazon head office

By Bryan Passifiume, Calgary Sun
Posted: September 7, 2017

Calgary's hoping to prove they're a 'prime' location for Amazon. On Thursday, online behemoth Amazon announced intentions to add a second North American headquarters... Read more

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