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Amazon received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters.  One of the proposals was submitted by the City of Danbury. 

The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second headquarters in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend up to $5 billion. Proposals from cities, states and regions were due last week.

 

Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big deciding factor on where it chooses to land.  Since Connecticut decided to go in a different direction, it's unclear if there were state tax breaks in Danbury's proposal.  Connecticut officials decided to submit a proposal suggesting Stamford or Hartford as potential locations.  The state Department of Economic and Community Development included an incentive package.

 

Amazon.com has said the second headquarters will be a full equal to its Seattle home. The company says it will announce a decision sometime next year.

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