As the world awaits the selection of Amazon’s top pick from the 20 finalists announced in January, the Philadelphia team who led our region’s response to the HQ2 RFP has been making sure that the assets created for our Amazon bid have a life beyond attracting the Everything Store.
Since last September, the Chamber’s Select Greater Philadelphia Council has been supporting PIDC and the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce in their leadership of the process to assess the opportunity, gather the data, and construct the formal HQ2 response from our region. Part of this response is a digital platform tailored to the specific talent, logistics and quality of life needs outlined in the tech giant’s RFP.
To leverage this work for other business attraction opportunities, the team revised the HQ2 proposal website to appeal to a more general audience. The updated site, philadelphiadelivers.com, includes re-cut videos, updated maps, and other new content such as an overview page filled with facts and figures about the region.
The website focuses on three key attributes that make Greater Philadelphia a great place to do good business:
This section includes a video that details how Greater Philadelphia’s broad, deep talent pool is key to our region’s success. It also has an interactive mapping feature that plots universities, workforce education and corporate headquarters across northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.
A video kicks off this section detailing how our region is strategically located with direct access to the nation’s financial and political capitals. The interactive visualizations continue with maps of regional attributes such as location on the northeast corridor, global connectivity, local mobility and commuting habits.
In this final area of the site, a video describes how Philadelphia is bursting with a rich cultural scene, while remaining affordable and accessible for residents. The interactive mapping features in this section visualize housing costs, housing density, arts and culture, outdoor recreation and bikeability.
The Chamber and our Select Greater Philadelphia Council plan to use this new site as a tool in our business attraction work. We encourage our members to familiarize themselves with the content and share it with your out-of-region colleagues so you too can become an advocate for our regional economy.
The Chamber’s Select Greater Philadelphia Council is strengthening our business community by shaping and communicating the narrative that positively positions our assets, welcomes prospective businesses and convenes business and civic leaders—ultimately attracting commerce to our region. Learn more at SelectGreaterPHL.com.