Sunday, May 1, 2005

Local Businesses Speak Out in Favor of Casino

An interesting article in today's Grand Rapids Press says that there are several local businesses that are bucking the "official" line of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

The Commerce folks oppose the casino in Wayland because they think it will sap business from Grand Rapids. Nevermind the fact that there are already people who drive all the way to Mt. Pleasant currently. Keeping those folks closer to GR apparently doesn't enter into their minds.

But the important thing to note in this article is that there are some business owners in town that are afraid to speak out in favor of the casino out of fear of repercussions. Unbelieveable.