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.
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.