Amazon.com Inc. said there aren't any front-runners yet on its decision to build a massive second headquarters outside of Seattle.
Boston's lower cost of living as compared to other cities being weighed is also said to provide it with an advantage. The New York Times recently published an analysis ranking potential HQ2-worthy cities and Boston made it to the top four.
Could Boston be on the verge of luring another big company?
So far, Boston's response to possibly landing Amazon has been restrained. That doesn't mean he wants Boston completely out of the running, though. "I think it has to be: is Boston the right fit for Amazon and is Amazon the right fit for Boston?" In tweets on Tuesday, Amazon denied Bloomberg's exclusive report.
"We're not going to get into a bidding war with another city for something like this", says Mayor Marty Walsh, fresh off his highly-touted courtship of General Electric's corporate headquarters.
The new facility would require as many as 50,000 full-time workers.