The Thousands Philadelphia Has Spent to Lure Amazon’s New Headquarters to Town

A bid from Philadelphia to win Amazon's second headquarters came with a $245,000 price tag, according to a new report.

Along with the city's lengthy written proposal, video interviews with local business and civic leaders, and interactive maps were part of the detailed digital proposal for Seattle-based Amazon's HQ2, which promises to bring 50,000 jobs and millions in investment to the winning city.

Adding on to the $85,000 spent by Visit Philadelphia on public transit wrap ads in the e-commerce giant's home city, Philadelphia Weekly reports another $160,000 was spent by the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation contracted with six local businesses to put together the bid’s slick digital and written components, according to Jessica Calter, the PIDC’s vice president of marketing communications.

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