Rep. Greg VanWoerkom issued the following statement today after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rejected a Muskegon County casino project backed by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians:
“I am deeply disappointed in the governor’s decision. The project has broad support throughout the region and would have further made Muskegon County a destination while creating thousands of local jobs boosting economic growth. It is a missed opportunity that hurts our community and state.
“The federal government approved this project, and the state should approve it as well. The due diligence was completed and no more questions needed to be answered.”
Rep. Greg VanWoerkom tonight led legislative approval of a major infrastructure investment to help spur economic development and job creation in Ottawa and Muskegon counties.