Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin: Statement from Menominee Tribe on Governor Walker’s new timing for the Kenosha casino

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Craig Corn, Chairman of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, said:

“Today is another step forward for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin in our efforts to
create 5000 new jobs and achieve self-determination and financial stability for our tribe. We
thank Governor Walker for his willingness to take the time necessary to chart a clear path
towards final approval of the Menominee Hard Rock Kenosha Casino. We are committed to
working with him and Secretary Mike Huebsch to make the casino a reality in the best interests
for all of Wisconsin.

“The Menominee remain convinced that the casino will be an economic engine for Kenosha, just
a few miles from the Illinois border, with 5000 new jobs. As part of a local hiring agreement, the
Menominee Tribe has pledged that at least 10 percent of these jobs will go to Milwaukee
residents. Thus, the casino will be a win for the tribe, a win for Kenosha and a win for the State
of Wisconsin.”