If Vancouver were able to beat other competitors like Toronto, Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, the economic and social impact of Amazon’s second headquarters on the Metro Vancouver region would be astonishing.
Amazon announced today it is seeking bids from North American cities interested in becoming the location of its second headquarters. This entails a $5-billion office complex that could grow to 8 million sq. ft. in size within a number of buildings and employ as many as 50,000 people in high-paying positions, with average annual salaries reaching over $100,000.
Do we really want the Amazon Tech Dudes taking over Vancouver? Ask San Franciscans what they think of the tech-dude-takeover of their city. However it might be worth it if we get the above pictured building in our city … “Proposed 24-storey office tower at 400 West Georgia. (Merrick Architecture / Westbank Projects Corporation)”