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Halifax may be one of the smallest cities vying for Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters, but what it lacks in heft it makes up for with lobsters, beer and a new generation of startups, according to its mayor.  The city of 403,000 on Canada’s east coast has traditionally relied on fishing and shipbuilding but has been expanding into technology, attracting firms such as International Business Machines Corp.

Source: Toronto Star

Date: September 28th, 2017

Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2017/09/25/to-reel-in-amazons-new-hq-halifax-baits-hook-with-lobsters-beer-and-startups.html

Discussion

1) What might Amazon be looking for in a community to support it’s HQ2, other than lobsters and beer?

2) What issues, if any, does Halifax have from an IT or educational standpoint to support Amazon’s HQ2?

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