|The Mill Casino's 'Plank House' Restaurant was named as one of the
Oregon Coast's top dining destinations in 2003. As the largest of
Coquille Tribal businesses, The Mill employs nearly 600 people.
2002, CEDCO undertook a detailed study of the economic
impact of Tribal businesses on Coos Bay/North Bend
and the entire county-wide region. This independent study
took into account not only direct economic impacts such
as local purchases of goods and services and employment
of local workers, but indirect impacts such as redirected
spending, increased local purchasing power for families
and the impact of Tribal businesses on tourism and relocation
Some of the more
significant findings concluded that:
- Tribal businesses
account for one in every 28 jobs in Coos County. Were
these jobs nonexistent, the county unemployment rate
would immediately leap upward by nearly three percentage
- Annual county-wide
sales (in areas ranging from construction
and wholesale to real estate and services) which are traceable
to the influence of The Mill Casino · Hotel exceed
$44 million dollars in a typical calendar year alone.
- Tribal jobs pay
between 16-60% better than jobs at comparable local businesses,
and offer a stronger slate of employee benefits, particularly
in the hospitality sector.
- Charitable contributions
by Tribal entities into the local community have
exceeded $500,000 since The Mill Casino's opening.
the complete Tribal Impact Study (3.04
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