Maryland Businesses Launch "9 for Seven" Campaign for Maryland Jobs

10/2/2012, 10:44 a.m.

Despite Penn National's best efforts to mislead Maryland voters and protect its Charles Town Casino in West Virginia, the Washington Post recently wrote that the casino behind the ads is "most concerned with its own bottom line," and the Baltimore Sun has stated that "it doesn't have Maryland taxpayers' interests at heart."

"The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce is here today to offer its unequivocal support for Question 7," said James Henderson, Chairman of Prince George's Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit alliance of over 900 businesses, representing 300,000 employees."The job growth and economic development a new resort casino would bring to the region speaks directly to our mission of advancing the interest of business for a vibrant Prince George's County. As is evidenced by their participation here today, our local businesses support Question 7, and we support them as they launch the '10 for Seven' initiative."

"As a business owner, I have first-hand experience with the type of economic opportunity a project of this magnitude would bring to Prince George's County and the state of Maryland," said Javier Torres, President & CEO of The Corporate Group, LLC. "A new resort casino would mean thousands of new, good-paying jobs across a broad range of industries, including construction, restaurant service, janitorial services, security and retail,among others. We urge the people of Maryland to reject the bogus claims by Penn National, whose only motive is to protect its West Virginia casino, and vote for Question 7."