The introduction of a tribal casino into a community doesn’t just help the tribe; the benefits spread far and wide. In a report by Jonathan Taylor commissioned by the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington state, the economic impact is substantial. The table at right estimates the total impact of the Snoqualmie Tribe’s purchasing in fiscal year 2015—the Snoqualmie Tribe’s contributions to gross regional, county and state product. The total impacts increase with the scope of geography; the larger regions contain the smaller ones and are more economically diverse—i.e., more capable of self-supply without importation. The jobs impacts behave similarly, with the Snoqualmie Tribe responsible for an estimated 1,628 jobs in the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend up to almost 2,500 jobs statewide. To receive a copy of the report, contact Jonathan Taylor at jonathan@taylorpolicy.com.

Author: GGB Staff

Staff writers for Global Gaming Business magazine, Las Vegas, Nevada.