Please take this survey to let me know where you stand on the MGM casino proposal

January 16, 2018

Bridgeport is in a unique position to further invest in its economy by paving the way for development along the waterfront.

In September, MGM Resorts International announced its plans for a $675 million casino and entertainment complex in Bridgeport’s Steelpointe Harbor area.

Under current law, casino gambling is currently limited to the state’s two federal Indian reservations. For this project to move forward, the Connecticut General Assembly would have to give the proposal its approval.

As we head into the 2018 legislative session, it is vital that I hear from you about the type of economic development you would like to see in our community, and if you believe this casino and entertainment complex is something I should advocate for.

MGM Resorts International said this privately financed casino would create 7,000 new jobs in the Bridgeport area and, if approved by state legislators, would give the state $50 million in licensing fees in the current fiscal year. MGM Bridgeport plans on creating 2,000 slot machines, 160 table games, a 700-seat theater, a 300-room hotel, retail space and dining options.

While this project may enhance the vibrancy of our city’s downtown, I want to know if this is a project you would support. Please take the time to fill out this survey to let me know where you stand on this proposal and if there are any other development opportunities you believe we should pursue.