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February 9th, 2011 By | News | Posted In: Business, Community, Development

Casino Reaches Out to Minorities

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Developers of the casino planned at Broadway Commons downtown will hold a session Thursday aimed at increasing the use of subcontractors and suppliers on the project from businesses owned by women or African-Americans.

The session will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, located at 1740 Langdon Farm Road in Bond Hill's Jordan Crossing complex. That's the site formerly known as the Swifton Commons shopping center.

The economic inclusion outreach session is part of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati's ongoing effort to obtain maximum community involvement in the project.

An overview of the bidding process will be presented to participants, and there will be a question and answer session afterward.

The session is jointly sponsored by Horseshoe Casino, Messer Construction Co. and the Greater Cincinnati African-American Chamber of Commerce.

Anyone interested in attending may register online.

About 2,100 jobs will be created during the construction period, and the casino is expected to employ roughly 1,700 people once opened.

The $400 million casino is being developed by Rock Gaming and Caesars Entertainment. Expected to open in late 2012, the project will include a 354,000-square-foot entertainment complex and a 2,500-spot parking garage.

Among its attractions, the casino will feature 2,300 slot machines and 72 gaming tables. Also, it will include three street-side restaurants, a VIP Player's Lounge and a high-limits area, along with meeting and event space that will be available for rental.

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