Cities dream of wooing Amazon, but is it worth it?

Select was featured in PBS Newshour’s special feature about Philadelphia’s — and other city’s — response to Amazon’s RFP.


The pitches have been quirky, some might even say desperate. City officials across North America are trying to get Amazon’s attention in hopes that the fourth-largest company in the U.S. will build its next big tech hub in their community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on what they stand to gain — and pay — for the chance.