The Construction of MGM Springfield: Spending, Employment and Economic Impacts


  • Prepared By: SEIGMA Research Team
  • Release Date: October 01, 2019

The UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) is a member of the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team charged with carrying out aspects of the research agenda of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). This report seeks to inform stakeholders about the construction of the MGM Springfield casino and its economic impacts in the Commonwealth. Over the course of the casino’s construction, UMDI worked with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and MGM Springfield to obtain data on the spending, employment, and wages related to the construction of MGM Springfield. These data are summarized here along with an estimate of the total economic impacts to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts resulting from the casino construction.

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