New investment highlights the economic potential of Ottawa  

[Ottawa] May 8, 2018: The Ottawa Board of Trade applauds the announcement of the setting up of the new Amazon facility in East Ottawa and congratulates city officials and other economic stakeholders in collaborating for the establishment of the new facility.

“We are delighted with the investment and the addition of new jobs in the east end” said Ian Faris, President & CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade. “This new facility highlights the economic potential of Ottawa and we look forward to doing our part to attract similar new investments. This is beckoning that Ottawa is open for business”.

The new facility brings much needed investment and job creation to the East end and is evident that Ottawa is fast establishing itself as an attractive destination for investment, supported by rapid infrastructure projects such as the upcoming Light Rail Transit and the ready availability of a highly skilled talent pool.

According to the city and Amazon, the distribution centre will create over 600 full-time jobs and approximately 1,500 construction jobs.

As per the 2018 Ottawa Business Growth Survey ‘attracting new businesses to Ottawa’ was identified as a top priority for the business community and the Ottawa Board of Trade offers its full support to key economic stakeholders as we work to re-imagine the city’s image —as a vibrant multicultural community; as a leader in global innovation through our burgeoning high-tech sector; as the epicentre of knowledge creation in Canada through our leading post-secondary educational institutions; as a sustainable green capital; and as a favourite destination for domestic and international business and leisure tourism.