Dear Amazon: Here Are 25+ Really Good Reasons for You to Come to Philly
Philadelphia Magazine by Fabiola Cineas
Amazon has outgrown Seattle, and the behemoth is on a newfound quest to find a home for its second North American headquarters. The new HQ, what’s been dubbed HQ2, would employ a whopping 50,000 and would cost a pretty penny to build and operate—$5 billion to be exact.
So naturally, such an announcement has already set off a wild race among our nation’s big cities (side eye to Pittsburgh) as Amazon is soliciting bids for the development and says its giving priority to locales with more than 1 million people. Philadelphia’s very own mayor, Jim Kenney, jumped into the fray on Twitter to express excitement at the idea that the City of Brotherly Love has a real chance to house one of the world’s most valuable companies.
The Philly tech and business community is already standing strong with Mayor Kenney on this one. I put a call out to the business community: Why would Philly be the best place for Amazon’s HQ2? Answers came pouring in within minutes.
So, Dear Amazon, here’s a shameless list of why you should absolutely come to Philadelphia:
Philly is one of best regions in the U.S. and Amazon is one of the best companies in the U.S. So, they should be here with us. Let’s make it happen!
– Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner, SeventySix Capital
Click the link below to read all 25+ reasons!