EVERETT — A Boston company has been selected to build a $1.7 billion Wynn Resorts casino in suburban Everett.

Wynn on Tuesday announced that Suffolk Construction Co. will be the general contractor for the facility being built on the site of a chemical plant. It is expected to open in 2018.

Wynn calls it the largest private single-phase construction project in state history.

Preparation and remediation of the 33-acre site along the Mystic River began in October.

Wynn and Suffolk say construction will create 4,000 jobs, while an additional 4,000 permanent jobs will be created when the casino opens. It is expected to generate about $260 million in annual tax revenue to the state.

Suffolk CEO John Fish says the company plans to provide opportunities for veterans, minorities and women.


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