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Statement from Mayor Watson and Mayor Pedneaud-Jobin on the announcement by Amazon

Statement from Mayor Watson and Mayor Pedneaud-Jobin on the announcement by Amazon “Although we are disappointed with the news this morning that the Ottawa-Gatineau HQ2 proposal did not make the shortlist, we are proud of the way our two cities and the community came together to put forward a competitive bid that showcased the best that the National Capital Region has to offer. A number of community leaders and economic development partners worked tirelessly over…
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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 to further the advancement of driverless car testing on active public streets. Mayor Jim Watson celebrated this milestone with partners…
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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 than 77,000 leading professionals, Ottawa is well-positioned to host this Amazon campus, and we will work hard over the next…
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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 value of over $80 million. The 35 delegates from Ottawa represented technology companies, academic institutions, business and tourism associations, as…
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Ottawa trade mission to India announces agreements in Bangalore

Ottawa’s trade mission to India was in Bangalore today, the hub of India’s IT industry, where the delegation focused on helping Ottawa companies in the technology sector expand into India. The trade mission also provided opportunities for Indian startups to consider Ottawa as a prime location to make the jump into the North American market. Many of the world’s leading companies, such as Intel, Microsoft, Bosch and Cisco, have made Bangalore their home in India,…
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