- Associated Press - Friday, October 6, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters will include sites in the Stamford and Hartford regions.

The Hartford Courant reports (https://cour.at/2xXPv9i ) that Catherine Smith, commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, told local officials in a letter on Monday of that determination by a team including representatives from several state agencies.

She said those locations meet Amazon’s criteria.

The Seattle company says it will spend more than $5 billion to build a second headquarters in North America with as many as 50,000 jobs. It says it’s looking at metropolitan areas with populations of more than a million that have the potential to attract top technical talent.

Communities may also make their own bids. A spokeswoman for Bridgeport says the city and New Haven are planning their own proposal.

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