If Amazon sets up a sprawling corporate campus anywhere in the Philly area, it will be a before-and-after moment for the city as a whole. But for its growing tech community, the transformation would undoubtedly be even more profound.
The talent implications, the impact on culture, the leverage it would have on city government. Would the $5 billion project be worth the trade-off ?
As the country awaits Amazon’s shortlist of HQ2 hopefuls — a shortlist might be emerging in early 2018, maybe — Philly’s tech ecosystem is left to ask itself what it truly wants out of the Amazon bonanza, and why. Last week Technical.ly gathered some 30 tech leaders to get their take on 2017’s hottest bid process and Philly’s efforts to come out on top.
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