Chamber Says “Brockton Deserves to be Considered”

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Urges “YES” Vote May 12 for Destination Resort Gaming

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors believes Brockton deserves consideration for a resort destination gaming facility on the site of the Fairgrounds. A “Yes” vote on May 12 will allow Brockton to be considered.

The proposal features twenty five acres of resort amenities, gaming and entertainment. Direct investment is projected to be $650 million dollars with additional economic development and tax revenues anticipated. The site will feature a large conference center, performance space, and a 250 room hotel.

Payments to the city of Brockton will likely exceed 10 million dollars per year. More than 1,500 jobs are expected with preference given to Brockton residents. The casino will be required to engage local businesses and vendors to supply a significant portion of goods and services to the facility.

“The Chamber is pleased to welcome Rush Street Gaming to Brockton and the Metro South region. Their investment represents a diversification of  entertainment options within our region while strengthening the climate for development in the city. Tax revenues generated by visitors and guests will stabilize city finances and provide increased support of amenities and services for the benefit of residents,” said Christopher Cooney, CCE, President and CEO. “A ‘Yes’ vote on May 12 will allow Brockton to be considered for the last remaining destination resort license available. We think it’s in the best interest of Brockton to be considered,” he said.

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