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Durham Region welcomes major announcement from Amazon

DURHAM: The following statement was issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham, on September 9th: “In 2019, Durham Region issued an invitation to Amazon: remain open to discussions about future opportunities in our community. As a location shortlisted for Amazon HQ2, Durham continued to showcase its passion for innovation, rich cultural heritage, talented workforce, outstanding post-secondary options, and affordable real estate. The benefits of doing business here. Amazon announced its acceptance of this invitation. Their decision to build a one million-square-foot distribution facility and create 1,000 new jobs within the Town of Ajax. A solid investment in an area known for its strength and resiliency; where innovation transforms lives. But most importantly, this announcement is a direct reflection of the collaboration that exists between Durham Region’s economic development team and those within the local area municipalities. Together, these teams are showcasing why Durham Region is the right choice for a bright future. Welcome to Durham Region, Amazon. It’s truly the best place in Ontario to live, work, grow and invest.”

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