PHILADELPHIA –  Mayor Kenney today issued the following statement regarding Amazon’s decision to locate HQ2 in New York City and Arlington, Virginia:

“While Philadelphia was not ultimately chosen for Amazon’s HQ2, I thank Amazon for its consideration and am honored that we were among the top contenders. I also recognize the value of this competitive process, which has benefited our city in many ways. It put Philadelphia in the national (and international) spotlight – increasing our visibility to other companies and showing our viability for other large-scale projects. It also required key stakeholders from various sectors to come together like never before and unite around a shared message and strategy for our city. I am hopeful that we will continue to harness the energy found throughout this process and apply it to future business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts in Philadelphia.”

ADVISORY:  Mayor Kenney, Commerce Director Harold T. Epps, PIDC President and CEO John Grady, and other City officials will be available for comments regarding the Amazon decision.

Where:  Mayor’s Reception Room, Room 202, City Hall

When:  Today, November 13, at 12:30pm