The Firekeepers Casino will be located at I-94 and 11 Mile Road on 78 acres in
Emmett Township, east of Battle Creek.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Open to Tribal members and their spouses only
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Open to the public
Location: Holiday Inn
12812 Harper Village Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014
For more information, visit the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi website.
Duane Wixson, construction manager for the general contractor Clark Construction, said: "We are
certainly going through a lot of effort to get local people involved. We've been
given the directive from the tribe to have as many local and Native (American)
and tribal people as possible involved."
Battle Creek Unlimited President and CEO Jim Hettinger said "The tribe has negotiated with (Southwest Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council), so they're going to get highly skilled workers. There are a lot of quality construction contractors around here that have been using their skills for years. Their experience will come into play in what I think will be a high-quality project."
When completed, the casino is expected to hire 1,224 employees for its daily operations.
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