Brampton's proposed site for Amazon's second headquarters, which is expected to create 50,000 high-paying jobs, was in the southern portion of the city, near the Powerade Centre.
Atlanta has been selected as one of the finalist for Amazon's second headquarters. In documents provided by Amazon, News Talk Florida had a chance to go over just what Amazon is looking for from its host city.
Cities are in fierce competition to lure Amazon, which has revolutionized the way people shop.
The bid from the New York area includes New York City, Long Island and Westchester County and was assembled by the state, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's economic development czar, Howard Zemsky, said in October.
Amazon plans to make a selection later this year.
Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also made it onto the list announced on Thursday, and smaller cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio. Fresno did not make the list.
The commander-in-chief has railed against the company for allegedly skipping out on taxes, while bashing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post. Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big factor in deciding what entry prevailed.
Officials in cities that made the short took the opportunity to further tout their cities, with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney noting "all that Philadelphia has to offer" and officials in Allegheny County, including Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto citing the region's "world-class talent pool" and other advantages.
El Paso wasn't the only Southwest metro area left out of the H2Q hunt: Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Houston also didn't make the list.