Lee, Pittsfield included in Amazon headquarters proposals

Sites in Lee and Pittsfield are among the 26 locations in Massachusetts hoping to host Amazon’s much sought after second North American headquarters.

The online shopping giant expects to invest $5 billion and bring nearly 50,000 high-paying jobs to the site of its second headquarters, which it is calling HQ2, according to a release announcing the search.

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration compiled and submitted a 186-page proposal to Amazon ahead of the Oct. 19 deadline, pitching 26 sites across the state for the headquarters. The proposal reads as more of a general endorsement of the state rather than a backing of any particular site.

The Baker administration hopes Massachusetts will stand out among the crowd due to the state’s renowned educational institutions and educated workforce.

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