Touting the Commonwealth\u2019s global innovation economy, world-class workforce and leading higher educational institutions, the Baker-Polito Administration today released Massachusetts\u2019 statewide submission and proposal for hosting Amazon\u2019s second North American headquarters, or Amazon HQ2.\n\n\t\t\tThe proposal, developed in consultation with Beacon Hill leadership, legislators, municipal officials and other key stakeholders in the Commonwealth\u2019s business and academic communities, notes Massachusetts\u2019 global connections, diverse geographic communities and regional strengths, with potential campus sites ranging from Boston and Worcester, to Quincy, Pittsfield, Lawrence and New Bedford.\n\n\t\t\tThe full proposal can be reviewed here.\n\n\t\t\t\u201cMassachusetts is a leading innovator and global community, with the nation\u2019s top educational and research and development institutions and a talented workforce second to none,\u201d said Governor Charlie Baker. \u201cThroughout this collaborative and bipartisan process, we have been committed to putting the Commonwealth\u2019s best foot forward, and would welcome Amazon joining thousands of other public and private entities who are leveraging Massachusetts\u2019 assets for our mutual growth and development.\u201d\n\n\t\t\t\u201cFrom Worcester to Boston and across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts is a leading contender to welcome and host Amazon\u2019s second North American headquarters, and the thousands of new individuals it will employ,\u201d said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. \u201cOur strong cities and towns, great schools and STEM-educated workforce are among the best Amazon will find as it looks to expand its footprint.\u201d\n\n\t\t\t\u201cAs this bid clearly illustrates, Massachusetts has the history, talent, institutions, and locations available to be a leading contender for Amazon to build their second headquarters here.\u00a0 Amazon will benefit from our best in the nation education system, world class institutions, and innovative economy to continue to grow their business while contributing to the fabric of our state,\u201d said Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst).\u00a0 \u201cBased on our track record of innovation and experience in creating new ideas, I am hopeful that the Massachusetts bid will be among the finalists.\u201d\u00a0\n\n\t\t\t\u0022With a highly educated, technology-friendly population, Massachusetts provides a talent pipeline that no other state can match,\u201d said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop). \u201cThe House has built on this foundation with inventive programs like the Intern Partnership, MassCAN and STEM Starter Academy to prepare the innovators of tomorrow. We\u2019ve paired this work with a legacy of fiscal responsibility and bipartisanship. This balance has resulted in a vibrant economy and a stable environment for business. I\u2019m elated about the prospect of Amazon locating HQ2 in Massachusetts and am confident about our prospects.\u0022\n\n\t\t\tAmazon already maintains a significant footprint in the Commonwealth, employing thousands at a number of locations, including Amazon Robotics in North Reading, fulfillment centers in Fall River and Stoughton, a research-and-development office in Cambridge, and a soon-to-be-opened office in Fort Point, Boston. The proposal outlines a broad array of financial programs already available in the Commonwealth to facilitate and spur private sector partnerships, investment and growth in Massachusetts\u2019 communities.\n\n\t\t\t\u201cAmazon represents a transformative opportunity for Massachusetts \u2013 whether it chooses to locate in Boston, Worcester, Lawrence, New Bedford, Pittsfield, or somewhere in between,\u201d said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. \u201cOur proposal is a great story about a great state and I look forward to working with Amazon to find the right site for HQ2 here in the Commonwealth.\u0022\n\n\t\t\tAmazon announced the RFP process for their new North American headquarters last month, expecting over $5 billion in construction \u00a0and as many as 50,000 new employees, in addition to tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in other local investments. Massachusetts\u2019 proposal was submitted on Thursday, October 19th.