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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.
In Canada, Amazon has more than 45,000 employees who work across two Tech Hubs in Vancouver and Toronto and 60 Operations sites from coast to coast.

Invest Ontario is the dedicated agency for investment attraction in the province. We serve as global businesses’ partner and one-window access to Ontario, providing expertise and tailored services throughout their investment journey. With a focus on the advanced manufacturing, life sciences and technology sectors, we are committed to securing strategic investments that create jobs, generate returns to the province and drive Ontario’s long-term economic growth and global competitiveness.

ResearchFDI is a specialized investment attraction consulting firm recognized for its accomplished lead generation programs that have yielded over $5 billion in new investments for clients worldwide. We offer a suite of strategy, business intelligence and research reports that act as precursors to any investment attraction campaign such as economic development plans, FDI strategies, marketing plans, benchmarking reports, sector profiles, industry reports, investor pitches, and investment attraction training. We are headquartered in Montreal, Canada and maintain offices worldwide.

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website.

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Deloitte’s Canadian Economic Advisory practice has successfully advised all levels of government on complex strategy and policy choices and provided expert analysis to help quantify and characterize economic contributions for proposed public and private investment, as well as business and innovation activity. We publish quarterly economic outlooks and advise on the state of the economy for C-level executives and government decision makers.

Environics Analytics (EA) is the premier marketing and analytical services company in Canada, helping thousands of customers across every industry sector turn data and analytics into strategy, insights, and results. Established in 2003, we specialize in using best-in-class data, analytics expertise, and purpose-built software (including software-as-a-service platforms ENVISION and SPOTLIGHT) to address key challenges in areas such as consumer profiling and segmentation, multichannel media planning and execution, trade area analysis, merchandising strategies and site location decision-making. Environics Analytics is a Bell Canada company.

GIS Planning offers the leading online GIS data software for economic development and corporate site selection. Our powerful web tools help expanding and relocating businesses find their best locations for success in your region. Choose from our suite of products to engage website visitors, drive investment to your community, and support existing businesses.

HD Digital is the digital transformation arm of GHD, dedicated to helping clients unlock innovation, embrace the future, and change communities for good. Our diverse and talented team of 600+ are the experts behind the innovative Govstack digital platform, a solution built for governments to better serve, engage and grow.

The IESO operates Ontario’s power grid 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring Ontarians receive a reliable and cost-effective source of power when and where they need it. It works with sector partners and engages with communities across Ontario to plan and prepare for the province’s electricity needs now and into the future.

Is your community’s potential being overlooked by site selectors, businesses, and talent?  Localintel’s location intelligence platform helps you identify your community’s strengths and showcase them more effectively to the world.

Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company built to innovate, with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team of over 181,000 employees across 344 manufacturing operations and 104 product development, engineering and sales centers spanning 29 countries. With 65+ years of expertise, our ecosystem of interconnected products combined with our complete vehicle expertise uniquely positions us to advance mobility in an expanded transportation landscape.

Markham is fast growing, diverse and Canada’s 2nd largest cluster with 1,500+ ICT companies.  Home to 650+ corporate headquarters with industry leaders: IBM, AMD, GM, Honda, Aviva, Allstate, GE, Bank of China.   As a global city, Markham offers well-planned communities, high quality infrastructure, a pro-business environment and a talented workforce.

Founded in 2002, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s intermediate and high-level radioactive waste, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.

The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing produces and disseminates independent and objective data-driven research and analysis to raise awareness of trends, opportunities, and challenges in Ontario’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem. A non-profit organization located at Western University, the Trillium Network collaborates with government, manufacturers, associations, and other ecosystem partners.​

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