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Should Boston Make A Bid For Amazon?11:51
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The bidding war to become the new home of Amazon has began.

The e-commerce giant wants to build a new $5 billion headquarters in North America that will be an equal to their 8.1 million-square-foot downtown campus in Seattle. They also want to bring 50,000 new jobs along with it.

Mayor Marty Walsh said Boston will put in a bid for Amazon. Lawrence, Haverhill and North Andover are also planning to send in a joint proposal.

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Asma Khalid, WBUR BostonomiX reporter. She tweets @asmamk and @bostonomix.

Scott Kirsner, innovation economy columnist for The Boston Globe. He tweets @scottkirsner.

This segment aired on September 21, 2017.

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