Poarch Creek to expand Wetumpka casino facility, bring jobs to area | Business
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) - The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced a plan on Wednesday to expand their existing operation at Creek Casino in Wetumpka. This expansion will include a large hotel, parking deck and other facilities and when completed is expected to provide nearly 600 full time jobs.
In a news conference held Wednesday morning the Poarch Creek Indians announced the $246 Million project which includes a casino expansion with a connector building, a 20-story hotel that will hold 280 rooms, and new parking deck.
Officials say this project will employ 600 workers while under construction and provide around 600 full-time jobs when the project is completed.
The expansion is expected to finish construction and open to the public by January 1, 2014.
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