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A roundup of New England’s Amazon bids

A roundup of New England’s Amazon bids

THE BOSTON GLOBE – Boston may be the biggest name, but plenty of other communities around New England have entered the nationwide competition to land Amazon’s second headquarters.

Here’s a list of communities that have submitted a bid to the e-commerce giant ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

Fall River area

This proposal centers around a 95-acre technology park where Amazon already has a distribution center. Additional space would be available in a 406-acre business park in neighboring Freetown, officials said.


Mayor Dean Mazzarella said his small city in north central Massachusetts submitted its bid focused on two sites off Interstate 190: one a former landfill and the other a 100-acre parcel.

Lowell area

The 130-acre Riverview Technology Park that straddles Billerica and Tewksbury and the similarly-sized Baker Commodities greenfield site are the centerpieces of this multi-community bid, according to a copy of the proposal. Neighboring Lowell is also a partner.

Marlborough area

This bid is a partnership of five abutting communities: Marlborough, Hudson, Northborough, Southborough, and Westborough.

They are offering a network of 10 development sites, according to a copy of the bid.

Merrimack Valley area

North Andover, Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, and Methuen teamed up for this regional bid centered on Osgood Landing, a 168-acre parcel along the Merrimack River. The communities say they have another 55 parcels — or 860 acres of space — available, too.

New Bedford

The city formally entered the competition with a bid centered around redeveloping a 110-acre city-owned golf course.


Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr. said that the city submitted a bid for Amazon to build at the 140-acre site of the struggling Silver City Galleria mall.

Weymouth area

This bid offers up Union Point, a 1,550-acre former Naval Air Station that straddles Abington, Rockland, and Weymouth.


The city is digging deep to woo Amazon, with a proposal to offer up to $500 million in local property tax breaks spread out over 20 years, according to a copy of the bid. Its plan would have Amazon take over three parcels totaling 98 acres along Route 20.

Bridgeport, New Haven Conn.

This bid includes sites in the area around Bridgeport and New Haven. Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim said the proposal draws strength from its proximity to Yale University and to major cities like New York and Boston.

Danbury, Conn.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said the bid proposes building the headquarters at the site of the former Union Carbide headquarters.

Enfield, Conn.

This suburban town’s proposal centers around three sites: the Enfield Square Mall, space in a town center, and a nearby industrial park, said Mike Ciriello, director of development service for Enfield.

Hartford, Stamford, Conn.

The lone bid out of Connecticut with state backing, this proposal includes sites in the Hartford and Stamford areas.

State officials said the bid will include financial incentives but officials did not provide details.

Brunswick, Maine

This bid offers 175 acres of space at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick, which is being redeveloped.

Scarborough, Maine

This small town of fewer than 20,000 people just south of Portland submitted a bid Thursday offering about 300 acres of property around a horse racing track, town manager Thomas Hall said.

Londonderry, N.H.

This bid will center around a 603-acre, shovel-ready greenfield site near Interstate 93 in Londonderry called Woodmont Commons, according to bid materials.

Rhode Island

State officials said Thursday evening they had submitted a bid that includes sites in several locations: Providence, Pawtucket-Central Falls, East Providence, Warwick, North Kingstown, Richmond, and Woonsocket.


Other places around the region were at least considering submitting a bid, including Somerville, Lynn, and Foxborough.

As of early Thursday evening, it was not clear whether any of those bids had been submitted.

This article Matt Rocheleau originally appeared here.

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