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Category: Economic Development

Amazon to Create More than 600 Full-Time Jobs in Ottawa

NEWS PROVIDED BY Amazon Canada New facility marks eighth fulfillment centre in Canada SEATTLE, July 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new fulfillment centre in Ottawa, Ontario’s eastern suburb of Orléans. The 1-million square foot customer fulfillment facility is Amazon’s fifth in Ontario, creating more than 600 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one. Amazon currently employs…
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City plans to expand and secure service for local restaurants

Ottawa – Opening a new restaurant is a lot of work. That’s why the City of Ottawa created the Business Ambassador Service (BAS) as a pilot project in 2013 to help restaurant owners get their new businesses up and running. In 2014, the BAS was nominated nationally for a Golden Scissors Award by the Canadian…
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Ottawa launches Canada’s first on-street test of an Autonomous Vehicle

Ottawa – Ottawa is the first Canadian city to launch testing of an on-street autonomous vehicle (AV) communicating with live City infrastructure. Until now, testing of AVs in Canada has been done in closed, segregated areas. By partnering with BlackBerry QNX and its Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC), Ottawa now has the facilities and technology…
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Mayor Watson to lead economic mission to Los Angeles and Seattle

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today that on September 18, 2017, he will head to Los Angeles, California, with the heads of Ottawa’s local tourism and film industries, as well as representation from Invest Ottawa. On September 21, Mayor Watson will head to Seattle, Washington, to tour the Amazon Headquarters. The economic mission’s participants…
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Statement by Mayor Watson, co-chair of Invest Ottawa, regarding the Amazon HQ2 announcement

‘’Following Amazon’s announcement yesterday that it was looking to establish an important campus in a North American city, I have asked Invest Ottawa and the City’s Economic Development branch to explore this great opportunity for our community. As an innovation and research-intensive city, counting a bilingual and culturally diverse high-tech and telecommunications workforce of more…
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Mayor and delegation champion high-tech growth in Ottawa during visit to Queen’s Park

March 6, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and Sir Terry Matthews, of Wesley Clover International, led a delegation to Queen’s Park today to speak with Ministers of the Government of Ontario in support of high-tech initiatives and opportunities in Ottawa, particularly in the fields of autonomous vehicles and next generation networks. The aim of the…
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Help bring Canada’s Games to Canada’s capital

Residents can join in the excitement as Ottawa bids to host the Canada Summer Games in 2021 by registering their support at Ottawa2021.ca. As part of the bid process, the City wants to showcase the strong community support and enthusiasm for hosting the event. The Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for the…
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Education and the Economy Summit fosters increased collaboration between local government, education and business leaders to promote economic opportunity

The Education and the Economy Summit, held today at Ottawa City Hall, laid a strong foundation for ongoing collaboration between local school boards, postsecondary institutions, government and private sector partners, NGOs, and students, with the goal of generating more opportunities for students and increasing the long-term prosperity of the city with more start-ups and jobs.…
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Mayor’s inaugural Gala for the Arts raises $75,000 for the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project

Ottawa – The inaugural Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, which was held on Saturday, October 15, in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park, was a huge success. Through generous sponsorship, donations and ticket purchases, the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts raised $75,000. These proceeds will be directed towards the Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion and Arts Court…
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Ottawa’s first trade mission to India generates business opportunities for local companies

The Ottawa trade mission to India, with Mayor Jim Watson and a delegation of 35 business and industry leaders, generated investments and opportunities in technology, education, film production and tourism. The resulting list of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), strategic partnerships and mutually beneficial agreements between Ottawa companies and their Indian counterparts has an estimated total…
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