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    There is a battle brewing among Bay Area cities vying to land Amazon’s second headquarters. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017)

    There is a battle brewing among Bay Area cities vying to land Amazon’s second headquarters.

    San Jose and Concord have announced that they are putting together proposals to woo the online retail giant.

    Nationwide, it feels like a race to be the host of the Olympics as other cities are also competing to be home to Amazon’s new offices.

    On the West Coast, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Portland have expressed interest. As you move east, there’s Denver, Chicago, Boston and even Toronto in Canada.

    Amazon says that the winning city will get about 50,000 new jobs that pay on average over $100,000 a year. Plus there’s Amazons investment in the infrastructure that is expected to amount to about $5 billion.

    The Seattle-based company has given few hints about where it might land, but said it is looking at metropolitan areas with mass transit, an international airport and populations of more than a million that have the potential to attract top tech talent.

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