October 11th, 2012 | by WW Editorial Staff News | Posted In: Business, Multnomah County, PDX News, PDX Votes, Politics, Schools

WW Endorsement Video: Would a New Casino Really Create 2,000 Jobs?

Watch the video as two sides debate the question

news1_casino_3828ILLUSTRATION: Daniel Zender
Measures 82 and 83 on the Nov. 6 ballot would authorize a 3,500-slot machine private casino at the former Multnomah Kennel Club site in Wood Village.

The measures' backers claim the casino would create 2,000 permanent, family wage jobs. Is that true?

Proponents and opponents debated this job prediction during our endorsement interview.

The participants are, left to right, Justin Martin and Cynara Lilly of the It's Still a Bad Idea Committee; and Stacey Dycus and Jeff Parr of the Yes on 82 and 83 Committee. Parr is co-chief executive officer and managing director of Clairvest, the Canadian investment firm that would be the primary backer of the casino.




 
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