Speaker DeLeo Encourages Amazon to Go to Suffolk Downs

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Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is encouraging Amazon to open a second headquarters at Suffolk Downs in East Boston.

DeLeo sent a tweet Thursday that read, “Highly educated workforce makes MA the ideal place for @amazon. As I said @reverechamber, I encourage Amazon to consider Suffolk Downs site.” 

Amazon announced Thursday that it is promising to spend more than $5 billion on whatever site it chooses in North America. 

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Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said the new headquarters will be "a full equal" to its Seattle counterpart with as many as 50,000 jobs. 

Suffolk Downs is a thoroughbred race track that has gone through multiple issues regarding its future of racing.

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