It’s official: The City of Sault Ste. Marie has joined the bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters. The City’s bid was submitted electronically today and couriered to Amazon for overnight delivery.
“I want to commend City Council for its ambition and the committee for its very good work in completing and submitting a compelling bid,” says Mayor Provenzano. “This bid demonstrates our strengths as a community and our commitment to working with companies of all sizes to develop, grow and succeed in Sault Ste. Marie.”
At its September 25 meeting, Council voted unanimously to submit a bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. Councillors Matthew Shoemaker and Ozzie Grandinetti tabled the motion that hopes to land the $5 billion project with as many as 50,000 jobs. A committee consisting of Councillors Shoemaker, Myers and Grandinetti spearheaded the City’s effort to submit the bid.
“If we don’t land Amazon’s headquarters, at least we can say that we made an honest effort to do so, and in the process, we may entice other businesses to take a second look at Sault Ste. Marie,” said Councillor Shoemaker on September 25. “I am proud of our community and the support we have received for this initiative. We have submitted an incredible package that highlights our strengths, is honest about our weaknesses, but that, through it all, promotes the Twin Saults as an ideal location for Amazon,” added Shoemaker today.