How Kane County Residents Can Join ‘People’s Pitch’ To Lure Amazon HQ2
A diverse group of Chicago-area communications and public affairs professionals are “All In for Amazon” and launching the “People’s Pitch,” a pro bono working group focused on giving folks like you a me a chance to offer support for bringing Amazon’s HQ2 to a that big city just east of here.
How can you help, here in Kane County, IL?
- Go to chicagoisallin.com and add your name.
- Forward this email to someone in your organization who can work with campaign organizers to sign up more supporters. The organizers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to a Fortune magazine article, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and Washington D.C. will likely be Amazon’s top candidates.
“Amazon’s leaders are currently carefully evaluating each bid and we want to make sure the voices of all Chicagoans are hears,” said Chicago Deputy Mayor Bob Rivkin and Lt. Gov. Leslie Munger in a joint news release.
What’s at stake? About 50,000 new skilled jobs and tens of billions of dollars of investment to the area. HQ2 is estimated to generate $2.3 billion in construction expenditures, and have an annual average impact of close to $20 billion.
“If we succeed, HQ2 would be an unprecedented economic boon to both Chicago and to the state, and will raise the city’s stature on the global stage,” Rivkin said. “But we can’t rest until it’s a done deal.”
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Desiree Tate, founder and CEO of Tate and Associates, one of the 16 firms leading the People’s Pitch, is asking Kane County business and community development leaders to get involved.
“Chicago is a world-class city where Amazon can hit the ground running on Day One,” she said. “Our focus is to engage residents from every corner to show their support for bringing Amazon’s HQ2 here because when Chicagoans are all in, anything is possible.”
Again, you can declare you are “All in for Amazon” by visiting www.ChicagoIsAllIn.com to add your name to those supporting Chicago’s HQ2 bid. You will join a roster of more than 600 leaders from many of Chicago’s civic, business, technology, faith, arts and culture, and education communities who have already declared they are “All In for Amazon.”
You can follow Chicago Is All In on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at: @chicagoisallin.
The People’s Pitch will coordinate outreach through both digital and grassroots platforms to engage residents. The 16 public affairs and communications firms leading the campaign are:
- Blue Sky Strategies
- Clarity Partners, LLC
- Cooper Strategies, LLC
- C-Strategies LLC
- Grisko LLC
- Hauswirth & Company
- Hawthorne Strategy Group
- Intralink Global
- Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications
- myWHY Agency
- Phelon Public Strategies
- Platinum Public Strategies, LLC
- Resolute Consulting
- Rodriguez Media Communications, Inc.
- Tate & Associates, LLCF