Mayor Arrigo, City of Revere Participate In Bid To Bring Amazon Headquarters to Suffolk Downs
October 20, 2017
Mayor Brian Arrigo announced today that the City of Revere has formally partnered with the City of Boston and Mayor Martin J. Walsh to submit a bid to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to Suffolk Downs.
Amazon expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs over the next 15 years.
“We are confident that Amazon will not find a better location in North America for a second headquarters than Suffolk Downs,” said Mayor Arrigo. “This 161-acre, shovel-ready site, located along two MBTA stops just minutes from downtown Boston, Logan Airport, and the world’s best colleges and universities, represents an opportunity for Amazon to anchor a transformative mixed-use community.”
“I ran for Mayor to help build a 21st century economy for the City of Revere, and we’re doing just that,” continued Arrigo. “With the NECCO site being redeveloped as a hub of innovative industries such as advanced manufacturing, robotics and life sciences, and with record commercial investment on Revere Beach coming in the next two years, the transformation of Revere’s economy is underway. Bringing a company like Amazon to Suffolk Downs would accelerate this transformation and deliver substantial jobs and revenue for Revere.”
The proposal highlights the region’s educated workforce and cultural amenities, along with Revere’s award-winning public schools and waterfront location.
“We’re excited to partner with Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston on this bid,” added Mayor Arrigo. “Revere, Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are dedicated to working together to make this site an economic anchor for both communities, and ensuring that future development at this site benefits our residents.”