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Miller: Parish open to discussing resort project for Tangipahoa

Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 | Views: 9434

Miller: Parish open to discussing resort project for Tangipahoa
AMITE—The following is a statement from Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller regarding today’s announcement of Peninsula Pacific’s potential entertainment gaming facility development in Tangipahoa:

“On Nov. 5, 1996, the majority of Tangipahoa Parish residents voted to approve a local option. Now, an opportunity to reap the benefits for years to come is at our fingertips.

“As Parish President, I take my responsibility to bring economic development to our area seriously. I am in conversations with Peninsula Pacific’s leadership team to discuss the exploration of Tangipahoa as a new site for their entertainment and gaming destination.

“This $100 million investment in our community could create hundreds of jobs and an economic stimulus that would ripple throughout the Parish. This project deserves our interest and attention. A quality project like this could also provide new, much-needed revenue for our schools, infrastructure, and drainage programs.

“In my discussions with Peninsula Pacific, I have been clear. If you want to be a good partner to our community and help us invest in and protect our quality of life, then we are prepared to talk. Their responses, track-record, and vision for this project are impressive.

“If we win this competition, I assure you Tangipahoa Parish will hold Peninsula Pacific to the highest standards.

“As Peninsula Pacific reviews their options, I believe we should be open to examining this project for our community. That is why I intend to continue discussions in an attempt to convince Peninsula Pacific that Tangipahoa Parish could be a great place to call home.

“I look forward to their decision, and I ask the residents of Tangipahoa to provide feedback and stay engaged throughout this process.

“Ultimately the voters of this parish will decide for themselves if they support this project. I believe that the voters should be given the opportunity to say, 'Yes.'”