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Amazon will get more than one bid from Mass. Will that hurt or help?

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is leading a bid for Amazon from that city, but also believes a regional approach to wooing the company is best.
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is leading a bid for Amazon from that city, but also believes a regional approach to wooing the company is best. –Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/File

When Amazon asked for proposals from cities and states interested in hosting the online retailer’s second headquarters, the invitation included this stipulation: Just one bid per metro area, please.

But the Baker administration is showing no signs of picking a favorite. There’s likely to be at least 10 bids from Massachusetts by Thursday’s deadline — and state officials say they’ll support all of them.

Boston’s proposal will include multiple sites within the city limits. There will likely be separate pitches from New Bedford and Fall River, for example. And some towns are expected to team up for regional pitches from other locales, such as communities from the Merrimack Valley and the South Shore.

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