It's Time for
Casino in Rockford
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of a Rockford casino.
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Governor Pritzker, we need your help
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A casino will bring good jobs to Rockford.
And increased tax revenue.
Are the other casino owners threatened by competition?
We need your leadership to make this happen!
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The Rockford community — state, local and county officials, business and community organizations, labor unions and others — stands together in support of a casino.
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The Rockford Community
Willing and able to spend millions of dollars investing in our community
Home to a strong and skilled workforce
A standalone market that 58,000 cars drive past daily on I-90 and I-39
No proximity to existing casinos and won't disrupt existing Illinois casino operations
A host of potential casino sites and the infrastructure needed to take on this project
A unified coalition willing to work with the State of Illinois to make this project a reality
Benefits of a Rockford Casino
$50 to $60 million in new tax revenues to state and local government annually
An estimated 1,000 union construction jobs and 1,000 good-paying permanent jobs
A surge in new revenues to be used for infrastructure, our schools, paying down debt and investing in our future
An increase in tourism to benefit our hotels, restaurants and shops
In & Out-of-State Competition
There are over 20 casinos on Illinois' border taking more than $1.5 billion annually over state lines – depriving Illinois of much-needed tax revenue
A proposed Beloit casino just a few miles north of Wisconsin would siphon tax revenue from Rockford, Winnebago County and Illinois and devastate the growing tourism economy as well.
The Beloit casino is nearing the end of its approval process – Rockford can't afford to wait any longer
Existing casinos often lack reinvestment incentives without competition