1. Pioneer Valley prepping pitch for Amazon HQ; company promises as many as 50,000 jobs

    Pioneer Valley prepping pitch for Amazon HQ; company promises as many as 50,000 jobs

    Western Massachusetts is in the early stages of preparing a proposal -- or of combining  with a neighbor's response -- to Amazon's broad but tantalizing search for second North American headquarters. Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, said Thursday he has notified mayors and heads of town governments here of Amazon's needs. He also informed them of the Pioneer Valley's potential to fill Amazon's needs. "You have to be in the game to win," Sullivan said.

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