SEEKING COMMUNITY INPUT FOR AMAZON PROPOSAL
HARRISBURG (October 3, 2017) – The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority are seeking community ideas, suggestions and good wishes through the email address HQ2@hbgrc.org for the proposal currently being prepared for submission for the Amazon HQ2 project. In the HQ2 project, Amazon is looking to build a second North American headquarters office operation that in over 10+ years could employ over 50,000 people in nearly 8 million square feet of office space in various management and technical skill jobs. This is an office project, not a distribution center and would be a great addition to the region.
The target site in South Central PA is the former Harrisburg State Hospital Grounds near Cameron Street and Elmerton Avenue, primarily located in Susquehanna Township, utilizing parts of the site that the Commonwealth Department of General Services has prepared a disposition plan for and is actively talking with the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority.
Ideas and suggestions from the community may be included in the proposal and good wishes will be sent along with the proposal. The team pulling the proposal together feel that this is the most efficient way to gather ideas and best wishes. The team requests that proposals be signed and include contact information beyond email address. By submitting, persons are granting permission for their ideas to be posted to the Chamber & CREDC website (www.harrisburgregionalchamber.org/amazon) and potentially shared in the Amazon proposal.
The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and
quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.
The Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority’s (DCRA) mission is the elimination of blighted areas for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, or other purposes, to provide affordable housing and decent living environments for the citizens of Dauphin County.