A conversation comes up in our Boston computer service shop. In fact, it comes up everywhere I go. “Where is the next Amazon headquarters going to be?”, they ask. But some say, “Bring Amazon to Massachusetts!”, big emphasis on some.
However, mayors all over the Bay State bend over backwards to bring Amazon to Massachusetts. That is to say, bring Amazon’s second headquarters to their city. For example, Worcester, MA Mayor Joseph Petty was one of the first to file an offer. In this offer, he pitched a $500 million tax break over the next 20 years. Mayor Petty also states his city’s hard working talent pool.
He’s not the only one. Lawerence, MA Dan Rivera sells his Town and region, the Merrimack Valley. He believes if they put Amazon in the Lawerence area, the headquarters would have easy access to all of New England. He has a point, because two major interstates go through his town. It’s close to Boston, Providence, and close to the New Hampshire border. Then there’s New Bedford, MA, a town in south-east Massachusetts. They’re offering cheap land, a public golf course, and beautiful beaches and waterfronts. South Weymouth, MA, another south east MA town, offers a former Naval Air Space.
But we can see why so many towns here offer the world to Amazon. The town that gets their headquarters get 50,000 jobs. And we’re not talking minimum wage, either. The average salary will be $100,000 a year. Furthermore, Amazon promises to invest $5 billion in the lucky hometown. I’m sure there are other cities in the country trying to get Amazon headquarters. So why do I single out Massachusetts? Well, Geek Choice’s headquarters are here. But more to the point, this state is one of the best IT support states in the nation. The numbers speak for itself. I’m sure others states can claim the same. So to all my fellow Bay State people: Will Amazon come to Massachusetts? And if so, then what town?
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