First phase of Spokane Tribe Casino to create 500 jobs

AIRWAY HEIGHTS - The Spokane Tribe of Indians is expected to open the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights later this year, and approximately 500 jobs are being created for the first phase of the project.

Tribal leaders announced that regional benefits promised by the Tribe that have been approved by the Department of the Interior are starting to become a reality.

Carol Evans, the Spokane Tribal Council Chair, states that 500 construction and full-time casino positions are being created by the first phase of the project.

"It is beautiful to see the workers constructing a project that will create economic independence and self-sufficiency for the Spokane Tribe while providing jobs for the Tribe and the entire community," Evans said. 

Leaders from the Tribe expect to further continue development of the project on their 145-acre site over the coming years.

"As our project grows, so do the benefits to the region," Evans said. "Along with Fairchild Air Force Base and other development growth, our 500 jobs will turn into the projected 5,000 jobs as we expand to become a major regional entertainment destination."