Construction is scheduled to begin later this year on the Cowlitz Indian Tribe
An announcement was made on Monday that a labor agreement for the casino project
was singed by Bill Iyall, the Cowlitz Tribe Chairman. The agreement is with the
Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council and was singed last
Last month the tribe had 152 acres approved as reservation land by the Bureau of
The casino will be located near La Center off Interstate 5. When completed the
gaming facility will be 134,000 square feet. There will also be a hotel and a
retail location. 1,500 permanent jobs will be created by the project.
The tribe was recently sued over the their claim to the land. However, the court
ruled in their favor. Area groups have filed for an appeal of the ruling.
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