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It is funny that Google's Sidewalk Labs always makes an announcement in Toronto following an apparent setback on Amazon's HQ2 search.

So, Google is looking to create a 1.5-2.0 million sqft "Canadian HQ" on Villiers Island in the Portlands, on land that they don't own.
 

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It is funny that Google's Sidewalk Labs always makes an announcement in Toronto following an apparent setback on Amazon's HQ2 search.

So, Google is looking to create a 1.5-2.0 million sqft "Canadian HQ" on Villiers Island in the Portlands, on land that they don't own.
Terrible timing for Google. The ability for activists to kick out a tech behemoth in NYC will embolden anti-Sidewalk Lab activists and politicians in TO.
 

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Two interesting nuggets:

Some jobs planned for NYC's Amazon HQ2 will go to Vancouver: report

Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits
Those wondering how many zeros Amazon, which is valued at nearly $800 billion, has to pay in federal taxes might be surprised to learn that its check to the IRS will read exactly $0.00.
This tax-free break comes even though Amazon almost doubled its U.S. profits from $5.6 billion to $11.2 billion between 2017 and 2018.

To top it off, Amazon actually reported a $129 million 2018 federal income tax rebate—making its tax rate -1%.
 

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An interesting rumor:

LeftCoaster said:
Word is roughly 3,000-4,000 of the HQ2 jobs will be Vancouver bound now. Couldn't have worked out better for the city with a ton of the jobs now ending up there but didn't have to drop their drawers on the tax rebates like some jurisdictions.
Prometheus said:
So, 8,000-9,000 in eventual total now?
LeftCoaster said:
Yes around that.

It's pretty well in flux at all times so that number could easily go up or down at this point.

As of now, Amazon employs around 2,000 in Vancouver.
 
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