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Here are Amazon bid videos from other cities


It’s enough to make you want to book tickets to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or, yes, Detroit.

As part of their pitches to Amazon for their $5 billion second headquarters, a number of cities are boasting of their charms in slick videos.

Here are a few of them, from cities large and small. Call it an Amazon bid film festival.


The list starts with the three major American cities above, whose videos make a strong argument, including a particularly stirring video for Detroit, which used the tagline, “Move here. Move the world.”




Washington, D.C.

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Calgary, Alberta

Frisco, Texas

Danbury, Conn.

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And here’s one of Boston’s pitch videos for comparison. How do you think we shape up?

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