Moody’s report says Philadelphia is a top contender for Amazon HQ2

Philadelphia has been at the top of many lists predicting which North American city will be the future home to Amazon’s HQ2.

A recent report by Moody’s Analytics listed the top 10 cities most likely to win the bid based off of several categories.

“Based on Amazon’s stated preferences and our understanding of the relevant economic factors that determine a city’s desirability from a business location standpoint, we have ranked metro areas based on five broad categories: business environment, human capital, cost, quality of life, and transportation,” the report stated.

Philadelphia ranked 3rd on the list, while Austin, TX took first and Atlanta, GA took second.

But, the report specifies what they call a “geographic wild card.”

“If the geography category is included, Philadelphia moves from third place to first place and Pittsburgh moves up to second place,” the report quoted.

With the city making the tops of many lists, Philadelphia has a good chance of becoming home to Amazon’s HQ2.

Now it’s your turn to keep the momentum going by adding your voice to the chorus of organizations and individuals making the case that Greater Philadelphia is the perfect fit for Amazon’s second home:

  • Tell your #PhillyDelivers story – Using the #PhillyDelivers hashtag, activate your social media channels to help us tell Amazon why our region should be at the top of their list for HQ2.
  • Share the new website – Utilize this toolkit of videos and interactive data to expand the reach of the Amazon HQ2 messaging to your personal and professional networks.

As the next stage of the selection process progresses, we hope that Amazon sees what we already know to be true – that Greater Philadelphia is a great place to do good business.