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Backers: Casino's 907 jobs crucial

10 October 2008

LEWISTON, Maine -- As reported by The Sun-Journal: "Oxford County casino backers unveiled an economic impact study Wednesday showing their $184 million project would create 907 jobs.

"Ninety-seven percent of the permanent work force would be Mainers from Oxford County and the surrounding counties, said Dean Harrold, president of Olympia Gaming. The Las Vegas-based casino and resort company is behind the casino proposal going to voters on Nov. 4.

"...It was the second straight day that casino proponents pushed jobs, saying casino construction and operations would bolster Maine's economy..."

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