On Friday, the Baker-Polito Administration released a statewide proposal to host Amazon’s second North American headquarters in Massachusetts.
The proposal highlights the state’s global economy, workforce, higher education institutions, and its diverse communities.
The proposal lists potential sites for Amazon’s H2Q from Boston and Worcester, to Quincy, Pittsfield, Lawrence and New Bedford.
“Massachusetts is a leading innovator and global community, with the nation’s top educational and research and development institutions and a talented workforce second to none,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Throughout this collaborative and bipartisan process, we have been committed to putting the Commonwealth’s best foot forward, and would welcome Amazon joining thousands of other public and private entities who are leveraging Massachusetts’ assets for our mutual growth and development.”
“From Worcester to Boston and across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts is a leading contender to welcome and host Amazon’s second North American headquarters, and the thousands of new individuals it will employ,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Our strong cities and towns, great schools and STEM-educated workforce are among the best Amazon will find as it looks to expand its footprint.”
The full proposal can be reviewed here.
On Tuesday, the City of Worcester submitted its own proposal to host Amazon’s new headquarters along Rt. 20 and offered the online retail giant $500 million in real estate tax breaks.