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Worcester to offer $500 million in incentives to lure Amazon

Buildings are seen along Front Street in downtown Worcester. –Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe/file 2013

The City of Worcester is digging deep to woo an Amazon headquarters, with a proposal to offer up to $500 million in local property tax breaks.

The incentive package would be spread out over 20 years, according to a copy of the 60-page bid, released Tuesday night.

Amazon.com Inc. is on the hunt for a second corporate headquarters that would create up to 50,000 high-paying jobs and come with a $5 billion investment from the Seattle-based tech and retailing giant. Bids are due Thursday, and dozens of North American cities are expected to submit proposals, including Boston and Somerville.