The GBCA supports Philadelphia’s bid to be home to the new Amazon HQ, and our members are at the ready to demonstrate that #PhillyDelivers! We’re excited to see Philadelphia being talked about as one of the best contenders for Amazon.

From the Philadelphia Business Journal:

“Out of the more than 200 cities vying for Amazon’s $5 billion HQ2, Philadelphia is one of two dozen spots likely to land the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters.

The study, by real estate research firm Reis Inc. (Nasdaq: REIS), determined that New York City was the nation’s most likely candidate to become the new home of Amazon’s second headquarters. The Big Apple earned high marks for its public transportation infrastructure and high quality of living amenities.

. … But Philadelphia was close behind, coming in at No. 12 on the latest ranking of Amazon HQ2’s top contenders.

A key selling point for Philadelphia, Reis noted, is its access to higher education. One downside, however, is the city’s business taxes. Both of those characteristics have been well-documented as Philadelphia prepared its bid.”

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