While Amazon has announced that the Toronto Global Amazon HQ2 bid was not successful in the competition, The Regional Municipality of Durham reflects on the opportunity and all that was learned from it.
“Thank you to everyone who helped show the world Durham Region’s passion for innovation, our rich cultural heritage, our strong creative culture, and our talented workforce,” said Gerri Lynn O’Connor, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer. “Collaboration on the Amazon HQ2 bid process allowed us to highlight all the great elements that Durham Region has to offer potential investors and show that Durham is an ideal place to live, work, innovate and invest.”
Durham Region is a smart choice for investors. Durham Region offers access to more than six million talented people—a diverse, inclusive, educated workforce that is recognized for its innovation and creativity. One of the fastest growing communities in North America, Durham Region is on track to reach one million residents by 2031.
Durham Region is geographically the largest municipality in the Toronto Region, featuring an impeccable blend of natural spaces, urban amenities and room to grow. Durham’s excellent quality of life; commitment to environmental sustainability; affordable real estate; low-cost commercial and industrial land; and competitive development charges make the region an attractive choice for businesses and families.
“Durham Region is ready and open for business,” said Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development. “We appreciate the opportunity to show companies from across the globe not only the sites available, but the commitment to collaboration and partnerships, and the benefits of doing business in Durham Region.”
The region’s post-secondary institutions are internationally recognized for innovative, market-driven programming, generating a steady stream of bright and competent graduates. Local centres of excellence offer opportunities for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, researchers and students to come together to exchange ideas, help each other succeed, and be part of a collaborative business ecosystem.
These assets are complemented by Durham Region’s integrated transportation network of highways, an airport, transcontinental and commuter rail lines, cargo-loading and deep-sea shipping ports.
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