Economic Catalyst for Muskegon County

A casino in Muskegon can benefit the communities of the area in many ways. The majority of the Muskegon property purchased by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will provide tax payments in the exact same amounts as non-tribal businesses, and the local property taxes paid by the casino location itself will be more than triple the amount of taxes paid by the former race track.

The property surrounding the casino will be used for non-tribal purposes, such as for national chain restaurants, hotels, and retail outlets. All of which will provide jobs, tax payments, and tourists to our local economy.

Economic Contribution to local government

  • State compact provides 2% payment of electronic gaming net win in the form of Payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) to Local Revenue Sharing Board (LRSB).
  • Local Revenue Sharing Board has received $18,785,000 since 1999.
  • State compact provides Local Revenue Sharing Board (LRSB) with 6 governmental units.
  • Above and beyond the PILT, the Tribe has established a 7th Generation Fund that will contribute to charitable organizations:
  • 0%, 1%, 1%, 2%, 2% of the electronic gaming net win over the first 5 years of operation and 2% every year after this.
  • Fund matures over a seven year period then disburses 90% of earned interest then 10% goes back into the fund balance
 

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