(Hartford, CT) – The Mashantucket and Mohegan Tribes today launched a digital campaign highlighting the jobs and revenue that would be preserved by a new Connecticut casino. The spot reminds viewers of the threat that a billion dollar Springfield casino will pose to Connecticut’s economy, and shows some of the over 9,000 jobs that could be lost if a new facility is not built in-state.
To see the ad, click http://www.ctjobsmatter.com.
For a transcript of the ad, see below.
“Nine thousand jobs.
“An independent study shows Connecticut will lose more than nine thousand jobs, and a hundred million a year in state revenue that goes to hold down property taxes.
“Because Massachusetts is building a billion dollar casino in Springfield that will take business from Connecticut.
“But we can save half the jobs and revenue, by letting the Mashantucket and Mohegan Tribes build a new casino at their own expense.
“Connecticut jobs depend on it.”