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Old Posted Oct 21, 2017, 5:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Gerdman View Post
Looks like Harrisburg is also trying to win Amazon:

Chamber, CREDC seek public input on Amazon bid
To state the obvious, a Harrisburg-Amazon HQ2 is a long shot. But I like the effort that the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC put into creating renderings and a conceptual masterplan for the company, based around the former Harrisburg State Hospital Site, which DGS has been hoping to sell to anyone for a while. We know that this is the one-and-only site being offered in Harrisburg's bid; what we don't know is what types of financial incentives were included in the submitted proposal. Seems like wishful thinking to me, but if nothing else, this exercise shows what huge potential that site would have, should the right investor come along.

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Chamber unveils Amazon designs, not financial incentives
Central Penn Business Journal
October 20, 2017

We now know what an campus in Dauphin County could look like, but details on what it might cost to bring such a facility here are still a secret.

Officials with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp. (CREDC) on Thursday hosted a press conference to talk about their pitch to Amazon to bring "HQ2," as its proposed second headquarters have been dubbed, to the former Harrisburg State Hospital site. Joined by representatives from Dauphin County, the City of Harrisburg and Susquehanna Township, chamber President and CEO Dave Black announced that the agency's bid had been submitted to Amazon in hard copy earlier this week, ahead of Thursday's deadline...
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