What you need to know
- MGC awarded the resort-casino license in Region A (Eastern Massachusetts) to Wynn MA, LLC on September 17, 2014, after a competitive bidding process.
- The licensing fee is $85 million and requires a capital investment, to include a hotel facility, of at least $500 million. The Commonwealth will receive 25% of gross gaming revenues.
- Major construction is underway. Encore Boston Harbor projects an opening of June 2019.
About the gaming establishment
Description from the Licensee:
Encore Boston Harbor is a proposed $2.4 billion project that will include a five-star resort with more than 600 hotel rooms, high-end spa, retail, dining, ballroom and meeting space. Situated on 33 acres along the Mystic River, the site will allow for public enjoyment of the waterfront with paths that provide access to the harbor and retail and dining experiences that overlook the river walk. The resort will generate more than 4,000 construction jobs and more than 4,000 permanent jobs. Encore Boston Harbor is the largest private single-phase construction project in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
To learn more about Encore Boston Harbor, visit its website.
|Capital investment||~$2.5 billion|
|Pollution remediation / soil removal||$68 million in remediation and cleanup, plus an additional $14 million on landscaping Encore Harborwalk Park|
|Job Listings||Encore Boston Harbor Job Opportunities|
|Vendor Opportunities||Encore Boston Harbor Vendors|
|Diversity Plan||Design and Construction Phase|
|Workforce Development Plan||Operations Phase|
|Total on-site gross floor area||3,100,391 ft2|
|Total gaming positions||4,250|
|Total parking spaces||3,731 (2,931 on-site)|
|RFA-2||Application | Attachments|
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|Section 61 Findings||Section 61 Findings|
|MGC Public Comment Draft Section 61 Findings|
|MassDOT Draft Section 61 Findings||Draft 3.22.16|
*Statistics do not reflect the most recent Notice of Project Change, dated 2.28.2017
Encore Boston Harbor Supplier Diversity Plan
As referenced by Massachusetts Gaming Commission Agreement to Award the Category 1 License In Region A to Wynn MA, LLC, Encore Boston Harbor is required to submit for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”) review and approval plan(s) listed below within ninety (90) days of a request from the Commission. MGC staff submitted a request to Encore Boston Harbor on June 22, 2018 and subsequently received (now titled, EBH Supplier Diversity and Local Commitments Plan) Encore Boston Harbor’s Affirmative Action Program for Equal Opportunity – Goods & Services and plan for local vendors on September 21, 2018. The Plan was first presented to the Commission on October 4th and posted for public comment until 3:00 pm on Friday, October 19, 2019. The plan was for approved by the Commission on Thursday, October 26, 2018.
An Affirmative Action Program for Equal Opportunity –Goods and Services for minority, women and veteran business enterprises identified in G.L. c.23K §21 (a)(21)(iii) for provision of goods and services procured by the Gaming Establishment. As per License Condition 11, the plan shall include a robust public events and outreach component to those businesses identified above.
In accordance with c. 23K §21, the Affirmative Marketing Program shall identify specific goals expressed as an overall program, goals applicable to the total dollar amount, or the value of contracts entered into for the utilization of: (i) minority business enterprises, (ii) women business enterprises and (iii) veteran business enterprises. The Affirmative Marketing Program shall enable minority, woman and veteran business enterprises to participate as vendors in the provision of goods and services procured by the gaming establishment and any businesses operated as part of the gaming establishment. Pursuant to License Condition 16, Encore Boston Harbor shall submit a Plan to Identify Local Vendors in conjunction with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Vendor Advisory Team and any local grant awardee.