Betting website gives Boston 7-1 odds for landing Amazon HQ2

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BOSTON - The bids have all been submitted, but Amazon has yet to reveal which city will be the future home of its second headquarters.

Boston was one of hundreds of cities to submit a proposal for HQ2, as it’s called, and one popular betting site puts the odds of the Hub winning as 7-1.

Atlanta is the odds-on favorite, at 3-1, with Philadelphia, Charlotte and Austin also generating buzz.

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce President James Rooney is one of many who worked on the proposal Boston submitted to the online mega-retailer.

“We suspect that they have their own little short list in their hip pocket and we think Boston is and should be on that list,” he told Boston 25 News reporter Ted Daniel.

Amazon says it will bring 50,000 jobs to HQ2 with an average wage of nearly $100,000   

For a better understanding of Boston's chances, Ted Daniel spoke with e-commerce reporter Spencer Soper who covers Amazon for Bloomberg 

“Very early we had information indicating some high-ranking Amazon executives like Boston, the big thing there being the university talent pipeline,” he said. 

Top notch universities, a metro area with at least 1 million people and access to a major airport are just some of things Amazon said it was looking for.

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