Business groups ask Walker to consider Milwaukee job losses when reviewing Kenosha Casino Project
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, along with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and the Milwaukee Urban League, submitted a letter to Governor Walker asking him to consider the significant job losses in Milwaukee and the impacts that it will have on the region when reviewing the proposed Kenosha casino project.
The coalition of organizations representing the business and minority communities in the metro Milwaukee region want Governor Scott Walker to take into account the net jobs impact the proposed Kenosha casino project will have on the region before making a final decision on the project.
“As you consider the proposal for a Kenosha casino, we encourage you to carefully vet the overall jobs impact of any such project to ensure that it groups our employment and regional prosperity and does not merely shift jobs internally from one community in the M7 region to another,” stated the letter signed by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin President & CEO Maria Monreal-Cameron.
The letter notes an April 2012 study by the City and County of Milwaukee which found that 3,000 direct and indirect jobs would be lost in Milwaukee if the proposed Kenosha casino was developed. It also notes a September 2012 study by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute which projected a shift in jobs from one community to another if any new casinos were developed in Wisconsin.
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