Washington Redskins Endorse Question 7
Today the Washington Redskins endorsed Question 7. Redskins President of Business Operations Dennis Greene stated, “As members of the Prince George’s County business community, we see it as our obligation to speak out in support of major economic development initiatives. We believe Question 7 represents a tremendous opportunity for Prince George’s County and all of Maryland to create thousands of good-paying jobs.” Here is the full release from the team:
For Immediate Release
October 2, 2012
WASHINGTON REDSKINS ENDORSE QUESTION 7
“Question 7 will create thousands of good-paying jobs, increase funding for public schools”
LANDOVER, Md. – Today, the Washington Redskins joined county officials, labor organizations and business leaders in supporting Question 7, a ballot initiative that would bring thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions in revenue to Maryland. The announcement is the latest in a large and growing coalition of support for Question 7.
“The Washington Redskins organization is proud to join with elected officials and our business partners in Maryland to endorse Ballot Question 7,” said Dennis Greene, President of Business Operations. “As members of the Prince George’s County business community, we see it as our obligation to speak out in support of major economic development initiatives. We believe Question 7 represents a tremendous opportunity for Prince George’s County and all of Maryland to create thousands of good-paying jobs, increase funding for public schools, and help provide dollars for other critical state and local government services.
“We urge all of our fans to join the Washington Redskins organization in supporting Question 7 on Election Day.”
Supporting Question 7 on the ballot this November would create 2,000 new construction jobs1, 4,000 permanent jobs at the new resort casino2, 4,400 additional permanent jobs associated with the development3, and 1,600 new jobs from the introduction of table ga
mes at all Maryland casinos4. Question 7 will also help recapture the estimated $550 Million a year that Marylanders currently spend at out of state casinos5.
To learn more about ‘Vote for 7’ and the effort to bring jobs and revenue back to Maryland, visit www.voteforseven.com.
1 Sources: Washington, D.C. Building & Construction Trades Council; Union Gaming Analytics estimate, letter to Speaker Michael Busch, 7/9/12]
2 Source: Union Gaming Analytics estimate, letter to Speaker Michael Busch, 7/9/12]
3 Sources: Regional Industry Multipliers, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; Union Gaming Analytics estimate, letter to Speaker Michael Busch, 7/9/12]
4 Sources: Department of Legislative Services Fiscal play pokies online for Note SB1, Department of Legislative Services, Revised Version – page 16; data provided to 2012 Gaming Work Study Group, Department of Legislative Services]
5Sources: Department of Legislative Services, Fiscal Note, SB 3; “An Analysis of the Impact of Introducing Video Lottery Terminals in Maryland,” Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis & Research]
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