Calgary reactions split after being left off Amazon's shortlist

Jan 18 2018, 5:18 pm

Amazon recently announced the short-list of cities that could become the home of their second headquarters, and, unfortunately, Calgary didn’t make the cut.

Even after promises of bear-fighting, gigantic banners, and an out-of-the box sidewalk chalk campaign, Calgary’s dreams of HQ2 have come to an end, with Toronto remaining the only Canadian city still holding onto a shot at the coveted, multi-billion dollar project.

The very idea of Amazon coming to Calgary was a contentious issue for many, with one side touting the (sorely needed) economic benefits the headquarters would bring, and the other side either seeing the pitch as hopeless or thinking that bringing the tech giant into CowTown would spell disaster.

A divide that is still evident following Amazon’s announcement on Thursday.

But hey, we’ve still got that fulfillment centre in Balzac!

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