Cowlitz Tribe starts hiring process for long-awaited casino resort

Artist's rendering of the $500 million casino under construction in Washington. Still image from Cowlitz Casino Project

The Cowlitz Tribe is creating more than 1,200 construction and permanent jobs at its long-awaited casino in Washington.

Construction is supporting about 250 jobs, The Longview Daily News reported. The casino itself will employ 1,000 people at full build out, the paper said.

The tribe will be announcing a name for the $500 million casino this summer, the paper reported. The 368,000 square-foot facility will feature 100,000 square-feet of gaming space with 2,500 slots and 80 gaming tables, 15 restaurants, bars and retail outlets and a 2,500-seat meeting and entertainment venue.

The casino is expected to open in the spring of 2017. A hotel will be added at a later date.

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Cowlitz Tribe to launch brand, begin employee search for casino (The Longview Daily News 2/25)

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In Our View: Oversight Is Crucial (The Columbian 2/25)

Federal Register Notices:
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe (November 13, 2015)
Land Acquisitions; Cowlitz Indian Tribe (May 8, 2013)

DOI Solicitor Opinion:
M-37029: The Meaning of "Under Federal Jurisdiction" for Purposes of the Indian Reorganization Act (March 12, 2014)

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