Executives at Amazon.com ( AMZN) are pushing for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters to be located in Boston, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon last week stated its intentions to open a second headquarters and encouraged several state and local governments to submit proposals. But Boston is said to be a strong consideration due to its proximity to top universities including Harvard and MIT, as well it's Logan Airport which offers nonstop flights to the company's main base in Seattle.

Boston's lower cost of living as compared to other cities being weighed is also said to provide it with an advantage.

Amazon has responded saying that all cities remain "on an equal playing field."

"We are energized by the response from cities across North America who have already reached out to express their interest," Amazon stated. "There are no front-runners as this point. We are just getting started with the process."

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