Amazon HQ in CT? Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport or Stamford? Good idea?
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By Michael Agogliati
By Eva Zymaris
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Dozens of cities are making bids to become the second headquarters of Amazon, including some in Connecticut.
These bids for Amazon's HQ2 need to be in by Thursday.
Thursday morning, Gov. Dannel Malloy will be discussing how the state is vying for the spot.
New Haven and Bridgeport teamed up to celebrate their submissions with a launch lunch.
The state also submitted locations in Stamford and Hartford.
More than 30 cities are expected to submit proposals to become the second home of the world's largest online retailer, including New York and Kansas City.
There are a few things Amazon is looking for in a second headquarters, including a large talent pool, mass transit and a high quality of life.
Amazon announced last month that its new location could involve 50,000 jobs.
Malloy will be holding a press conference at the state capitol at 11 a.m. to discuss the details of the state's proposal for Amazon HQ2.
However, some fear Amazon's second city may suffer some of the same issues plaguing its first, Seattle.
Critics said there is high inequality and not enough affordable housing for workers.
Amazon will announce its final site selection in 2018.
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