Amazon Boston Expansion: Does This Mean New HQ Will Be in Boston?

03 May, 2018, 14:15 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • Amazon will move into a new 416,000 square-foot office in Vancouver in 2022 at QuadReal’s The Post redevelopment

A concept design of Amazon's new tech hub in Boston.

Workers in the new Amazon development will have corporate jobs focused on e-commerce technology, cloud computing and machine learning, Mr. Dougherty said. "Canadians share your passion for invention and your commitment to excellence - and that's why we are excited to see Amazon grow here in Vancouver".

A day after Amazon announced it will add thousands of jobs in Vancouver, B.C. "We are proud to champion these companies, who invest in our talent and the future of our economy, and create new opportunities for Canadians to succeed". "As a homegrown British Colombian and a software engineer, I am so proud of living and working in a city that is recognized worldwide as a first-rate global tech hub".

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Even as Amazon continues to weigh the 20 finalist regions - Boston included - for its second headquarters, the company has pushed ahead with a series of announcements of expansions to its existing footprint outside its Seattle headquarters. Since Donald Trump became president with the pledge to create thousands of new jobs, USA companies have been eager to tout hiring plans even if they've been previously announced.

Amazon formally announced Tuesday plans to expand its presence in MA.

Amazon, which employs more than 1,000 people in Vancouver, in November announced a lease that, from 2020, would give the company space for an additional 2,000 workers.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present at the announcement to mark the company's latest investment in Canada, "Our vibrant cities, which are home to some of the best talent in the world, are poised to attract premier investment that creates the jobs of tomorrow".

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said in an interview on Monday that Amazon did not receive any concessions from municipal governments to encourage the development.

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