St. Tammany Corporation CEO Chris Masingill releases the first two sections of an independent community impact study to further understand possible impacts of the first-class entertainment & gaming resort, Camellia Bay Resort, Casino, and Marina, proposed in Eastern St. Tammany Parish.
The goal of the study is to expertly evaluate the potential range of impacts that such a project could have on Slidell, the surrounding community, and St. Tammany Parish by providing an additional layer of professional research to address community questions on the project. There are seven total components of the study, specifically focusing on the areas of businesses and employment, property values, income levels of residents, crime and public safety, social welfare of residents, tourism, and tax revenues to local government. The first two sections are released today, with the remaining five components planned for release over the next week.
St. Tammany Corporation proactively commissioned this independent assessment of the project by Convergence Strategy Group, a leading firm that specializes in studies on the economic impacts of the gaming industry. Convergence examined 16 comparable communities both in Louisiana and across the United States which host modern gaming and resort amenities to assess potential impacts of a new development in Eastern St. Tammany. Their analysis draws from peer-reviewed sources as well as personal interviews with officials within existing comparable host communities. This independent research examines how communities are impacted in the first decade after entertainment resorts are placed in commerce.
Click on the below one-pagers and/or full reports to view findings from the first two components of the Community Impact Study:
St. Tammany Corporation Community Impact Study Reports Released on Tuesday, October 26, 2021
St. Tammany Corporation Community Impact Study Report Released on Thursday, October 28, 2021
St. Tammany Corporation Community Impact Study Reports Released on Friday, October 29, 2021
St. Tammany Corporation Community Impact Study Reports Released on Friday, November 5, 2021
Open Response from Convergence Strategy Group to an Open Letter Dated 11/12/2021 from Taimerica Management Group
Open Response from Convergence Strategy Group to Stand Up St. Tammany Email and Facebook Posts Dated 10/27/2021