Potawatomi to host minority contractor informational meeting for hotel project

Potawatomi Bingo Casino will host an informational meeting for minority contractors that want to bid on contracts for the $150 million hotel that will be built next to the casino. The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 19, in the casino’s Woodland Dreams Ballroom.

The Forest County Potawatomi tribe has set a goal of awarding at least 20 percent of the work on the hotel project to minority-owned contractors. That would represent at least $30 million of the cost of the project.

In addition, the tribe has a goal to have Milwaukee County residents make up at least 25 percent of the construction workers on project.

“It’s important for us to provide these opportunities to a community that has given us so much over the past two decades,” said Harold “Gus” Frank, Forest County Potawatomi Community Chairman. “History has shown the tribe has made diverse hiring practices a priority, not only with the thousands of permanent jobs the tribe has created, but with the many construction projects related to the investment’s we’ve made here.”

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