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Toronto faces stiff competition from other North American cities on Amazon's short list

With a deep tech talent pool, Toronto could hit Amazon’s ‘sweet spot’ with bid for new HQ

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Toronto faces stiff competition in its bid to court Amazon, but some Canadian tech experts agree that among the 20 cities short-listed as potential locations for the company’s second headquarters, Toronto might just hit “the sweet spot.”

While there are a litany of socioeconomic factors that the e-commerce powerhouse is said to be considering, one is of particular weight: the availability of talent. This is where Toronto shines, says Shauna Brail, director of the urban studies program at the University of Toronto.—More…

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