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Amazon Seriously Considering Boston for 2nd Headquarters

13 September 2017

Last week, Amazon unveiled plans to open a new base and invited states and local governments to submit proposals. The New York Times thinks Denver comes closest to what Amazon wants.

He says the new headquarters could be built along Old Mill Road, replacing the old headquarters of the Novartis Pharmaceutical Company.

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.

Amazon tweeted to say the news was incorrect.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already spoken to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos about the possibility of opening a headquarters in the city, according to the Chicago Tribune. Politicians around the country and in Canada eagerly expressed interest.

RFP applications for the headquarters are due by October 19, and a final site selection and announcement will be made next year. Criteria for their desired location includes a metropolitan area with more than 1 million people and urban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent. What's more, Austin is home to Whole Foods, recently acquired by Amazon for $13.7 billion. "Amazon associates are sick and exhausted of living in cities with high rents and congestion".

Earlier this month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the Seattle-based company is on the hunt for another USA city to be home to a second Amazon head office.

Amazon Seriously Considering Boston for 2nd Headquarters