Artist's rendering of the Wilton Rancheria's resort project in Elk Grove, California. Image by Wilton Rancheria
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Raymond Hitchcock: Wilton Rancheria makes economic investment in community



The Wilton Rancheria has yet to break ground on long-awaited casino in northern California but critics are already saying it will destroy small businesses. Chairman Raymond Hitchcock responds:
ElkGroveNew.net has devoted a lot of space giving voice to opponents of the Wilton Rancheria resort and casino project in Elk Grove—secretly funded opponents who pose as “community activists” but in fact are professional political consultants, lobbyists and high-priced lawyers.

At the same time, EGN has largely ignored the overwhelming community support and positive impact the project will have on jobs and economic growth, and the more than $180 million investment the Tribe will make to support city and county services over just the first 20 years of operation.

But the latest blatantly biased editorial opinion feebly disguised as news reporting on EGN has crossed over from wrong-headed to absurd. Yes, one of the most important aspects of our project is a commitment to bring unique, fine-dining experiences to Elk Grove, something the city needs and which will make the experience of living in the area much more enjoyable.

Read More on the Story:
The Wilton Rancheria Resort & Casino Project Will Create More, Not Fewer Fine-Dining Options in Elk Grove (The Elk Grove News September 10, 2017)

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