Dan Fumano writes in PostMedia’s Province, with amusing speculation about where Amazon could set up its HQ2 in Metro Vancouver. Mr. Fumano’s thoughts were developed in part via conversation with PT’s editor Gordon Price and occasional PT contributor Andy Yan.
The Vancouver Economic Commission, the organization leading Vancouver’s bid, stated earlier this week that it’s a “cross-regional” effort including interested suburban municipalities and Metro Vancouver.
Some local politicians and civic commentators consider Vancouver a very long shot to land Amazon for several reasons.
But still, it’s a useful exercise for Metro Vancouver officials to collaboratively look at the region’s development opportunities, regardless of whether the economic commission is eventually successful in courting Amazon, said Andy Yan, director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University.