For those who buy lottery tickets, winning the jackpot is what dreams are made of and in a sense, Sault Ste. Marie just bought itself a ticket in a 5 billion dollar lottery, otherwise known as Amazon HQ2 and the odds of winning are pretty good as just 1 out of 100.
As earlier reported on SaultOnline.com, the city officially made a bid this week to Amazon to become home to their 2nd headquarters and the 50,000 jobs that go with it. “It’s a 5 billion dollar investment, It would change Sault Ste. Marie” Matthew Shoemaker said as he sat down for an on-camera interview about the bid. Shoemaker spearheaded the initiative and got council’s approval to move forward – despite it being a long shot.
Councillor Shoemaker is well aware that the Sault is the underdog competing with 99 other cities such as Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles to name a few. You can view a digital copy and share on social media by going to http://www.amazonnorth.ca
Shoemaker talks with SaultOnline.com about the bid, what’s in it and what kind of impact winning Amazon HQ2 would have on this area and why this bid could be one of many more to come.