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A Message from the York Region Chairman and CEO

Chairman Emmerson

The Regional Municipality of York is pleased to collaborate with Toronto Global on the proposal to secure Amazon’s second worldwide headquarters (HQ2) in York Region.

Of the 10 Greater Toronto Area sites proposed in the final bid document, two are within York Region; one in the City of Vaughan and one in the City of Markham.

Today’s announcement provides us with an excellent opportunity to reinforce why York Region is the best place for investors to do business – in all of our nine municipalities. The work on the Amazon bid book heightens investor knowledge of the vast areas of employment land readily available.

As Ontario’s fastest-growing large municipality, we are committed to creating world-class communities that attract and retain top global talent thanks to an excellent quality of life, a mix of housing options and world-class transportation systems.

A confederation of nine cities and towns, collectively we are home to 1.2 million people, 51,000 businesses and 600,000 jobs.

Our unique balance of city building and protected rural quaintness makes York Region the ideal location for all types of businesses. With four urban growth centres – Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Newmarket – York Region provides attractive options for Amazon-like employers.

Our most competitive advantage is our people. Our job growth in York Region continues to outpace provincial and national averages and we are expected to grow to 900,000 jobs by 2041.

York Region is the place where talent and opportunity intersect. We’re open for business.

We look forward to advancing the Amazon opportunity and invite any business to connect with us about the opportunity to join our thriving business community.


Wayne Emmerson
York Region Chairman and CEO



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