Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Amazon eyeing Boston as location for second headquarters, report says

Amazon eyeing Boston as location for second headquarters, report says

In a statement issued last week, Amazon said that HQ2 will be "the full equal" to existing headquarters in Seattle.

Senior Amazon.com (AMZN +0.5%) execs are weighing Boston as the location of its "HQ2" second headquarters, Bloomberg reports, though Amazon denies Beantown has any lead on anywhere else.

"Bloomberg is incorrect - there are no front-runners at this point".

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Not only that but the sprawling second headquarters would create close to 50,000 full-time, high-paying jobs.

Ideal locations for HQ2 include urban or suburban areas with at least one million people that are well connected to transit and near a university with a large talent pool to hire employees, which signifies Greater Phoenix as a contender.

City officials in Little Rock would like to see Amazon make Arkansas its second home.

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wasn't shy about voicing his support for Amazon setting up shop in the city.

"It's an incredible opportunity", Walsh tweeted Thursday.

Amazon estimates Seattle investments between 2010 and 2016 added close to $40 billion to the city's economy.

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Amazon is no stranger to MA, as it also has a corporate office in Cambridge, along with two Amazon Books in Dedham and Lynnfield, and three Amazon Pop-Up stores in Natick, Braintree and Peabody. Proposals are due October 19 with Amazon scheduled to make a decision next year.

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