It was a show of unity across all walks of life today at the Muskegon Museum of Art as The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians held a discussion to hopefully get the one last thing needed to move the casino project forward in Fruitport Township, that is a signature from Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
A good size crowd gathered to hear from Tribal Ogema Larry Romanelli and area leaders both State and Local about the enormous impact that this project will have not only in Muskegon County but in the surrounding areas as well. There was also a great deal of discussion about the amount of jobs that will be created both while the construction is underway and then once opened, for the next generations to come in our area.
As you'll hear in a resounding fashion from today's presentation, there are literally no downsides to what's to come and the time to set politics aside and realize that a destination location like this in Muskegon's benefits will be far reaching on every level imaginable. From the food service items that will supply the restaurants, to the orders for napkins, beer, entertainment and beyond, we have a monumental opportunity to put the icing on the cake for all we've done to build up to the opening of such a destination.
We were on hand to catch the discussion in it's entirety, please take a listen.
It's go time! There has been so much groudwork laid, so much investment in advance and so much hangs on one decision. The Governor's job has been more than anyone could have ever imagined with all she's had to endure and the level of political infighting has been overwhelming. This, is simply not a political decision. This has worked it's way through Governor's on both sides of the aisle as well as the Federal Government and they have all been green lights. One element is missing. The Governor to sign on the dotted line and let the rest of the pieces fall into place. Please, click on the image below to find a link to send your message of support to Governor Whitmer for the extrememly bright future ahead for all of us in Muskegon County and beyond.