There are a lot of important boxes Philly checks that make us the prime location for Amazon’s second headquarters:
- Our affordability compared to other big cities.
- Our millennial population — the fastest growing among the country’s 10 largest cities!
- Our transforming landscape — from the Navy Yard and Schuylkill Yards to the City’s $500 million commitment to improving parks, rec centers and libraries over the next seven years.
- Our location on the east coast — an international gateway with easy access to New York and DC, and a short flight to Europe and Canada.
But I think, what we all know is that Philly’s biggest strength lies in our embodiment of our motto as the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Because when we work together, our rich diversity ensures we can rise to any challenge. I’ve been so thrilled by the outpouring of support from people like you!
Want to get involved? Share how you’d like to help make sure #PhillyDelivers for Amazon. – Mayor Jim Kenney
We closed the submission form on September 28th but you can always reach out to our office at James.Kenney@phila.gov