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Dear Amazon: Mass. Cities Make Their Pitch For Tech Giant’s Second Headquarters

Officials in New Bedford, Worcester and Lawrence are among those bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters. Here, clockwise from top left, are three locations in the three cities. Photos courtesy Taylor Cormier for 1420 WBSM; Jesse Costa for WBUR and Robin Lubbock for WBUR

About a dozen cities across Massachusetts have told WBUR they plan to bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, though Gov. Charlie Baker has suggested there could be up to 20 bids from the state.

The Seattle-based tech giant is on the hunt for a new headquarters and has asked cities and states to submit proposals by Oct. 19. Amazon’s request for proposals encourages “states, provinces, and metro areas to coordinate with relevant jurisdictions” to submit one proposal per metro area.

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