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Direct Benefits for City of Taunton

Jobs and the impact on local and Regional Economy

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s First Light Resort & Casino will support approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent jobs in the City of Taunton at full build-out. It will generate a total of $102 million in wages to workers in the City of Taunton and $24 million in wages for jobs in the in the rest of Bristol County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition to the jobs created for the casino’s operations, another 2,990 jobs will be created related to construction. That’s just about 7000 jobs created!

The destination resort casino will employ people in administrative, table game, retail, food and beverage, marketing, and support positions, among others. Operations will require people in both full and part-time jobs.