HOW WILL CAMELLIA BAY
AFFECT OUR COMMUNITY?
Money to invest in our schools and for teacher pay raises
Millions to address traffic issues on the Northshore
Funding for police and public safety projects to protect families and communities
Critical funding for St. Tammany Levee Board for drainage and hurricane protection
More funding available for our Sheriff’s Department and essential Parish Justice Center functions
Annual funding for the $35 million Sports Complex developers will build for East St. Tammany
INDEPENDENT EXPERT RESEARCH
St. Tammany Parish’s Economic Development Agency released an independent research study examining the historical community impact of resort gaming destinations.
- The study encompasses nearly 200 pages of sourced research using extensive data from federal agencies.
- Seven different topics covered: Small Business Impact, Property Values, Public Safety, Home Values, and more.
- Over a dozen cities comparable to Slidell are examined. Each saw resort-casinos open in their region.
The study utilized extensive data compiled from government agencies like the FBI, Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over a dozen different U.S. cities with resort-casinos were examined to collect this data.
READ THE RESEARCH. DOWNLOAD THE REPORTS:
UNEMPLOYMENT GOES DOWN
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: comparing pre-resort vs. post-resort casino employment percentage
PERSONAL INCOME GOES UP
U.S. Census Bureau: comparing pre-resort vs. post-resort personal income earnings
HOUSING VALUES RISE
U.S. Census Bureau: comparing pre-resort vs. post-resort property values
CRIME GOES DOWN AS CITIES PROSPER
FBI Crime Statistics, comparing pre-resort vs. post-resort crime statistics