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Casinos & Communities: Iowa

Iowa gaming industry drives opportunity and growth for communities, small businesses and local non-profits
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Casinos & Communities: Iowa

July 20, 2018

AGA’s Casinos & Communities research provides an in-depth look at how the gaming industry supports local communities through non-profit partnerships and local workforce initiatives. This report spotlights partnerships the gaming industry has forged with local elected officials and non-profit leaders in communities that host gaming locations across the Hawkeye State.

The Iowa gaming industry employs over 15,000 people statewide, supports $618 million in wages and has a total economic impact of $2.5 billion. ““For more than a quarter century, Iowa has benefited from the significant impact of gaming on local communities,” said Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs of AGA.“The economic impact of gaming runs deep in Iowa, with the industry generating over $300 million in gaming tax revenues annually and creating nearly twice as many jobs as the Iowa utilities sector. We as an industry remain focused on engaging with communities, supporting small businesses and creating stable jobs across the Hawkeye state, and the new Casinos and Communities: Iowa research demonstrates the results of that commitment.”