September 28, 2017
Given that Wharton, Amazon, and Philadelphia all pride themselves on their strong writing cultures, a business-themed writing competition allows Wharton students to advocate for Philadelphia—the city that wrote the nation into being—in a way that highlights this shared commitment to the written word.
Amazon recently made news with its announcement that it intends to build a second, North American, corporate headquarters (HQ2 to Amazon’s HQ1 located in Seattle). The $5 billion HQ2 will rival that of Seattle’s HQ1 in size, bringing 50,000 high-paying jobs and tens of billions of dollars in investment to the winning city. Amazon structured this internal decision-making process as an external competition, inviting cities across North America to submit proposals on why they should be selected as the future home of HQ2.
Mayor Kenney and the team putting together Philadelphia’s proposal want to hear from you on what makes Philadelphia a great fit for Amazon.
There will be one competition for Wharton undergraduates and one competition for MBAs:
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