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Follow the money: Casino looked to as economic driver for city

Jessica Weston Apr 12, 2018

While the Timbisha Shoshone casino project land trust application works its way through the US Department of the Interior (see the April 11 edition of the Daily Independent), the city of Ridgecrest and the Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau have expressed support for the project — largely because of its anticipated economic boost for the city.

City Manager Ron Strand, fresh from his trip to Washington, D.C. where he discussed the project, spoke to the Daily Independent Wednesday morning. Economic projections obtained from developer Nigel White and the tribe estimate the casino will bring in some $30 million in revenue to the city of Ridgecrest over the next 20 years

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