Development Impact Analysis
Fiscal Impact Peer Review – Proposed Casino Development, BrocktonBrockton, Massachusetts
Working on behalf of the City of Brockton, Community Opportunities Group evaluated the fiscal impact analysis provided by Mass Gaming and Entertainment LLC and Rush Street Gaming, proponents of a casino development to be located at the site of the Brockton Fairgrounds. The City engaged COG to conduct a peer review and an independent analysis its behalf to support negotiation with the developer on a community benefits agreement to be submitted to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Through interviews and case studies of comparable projects, COG identified a range of anticipated impacts for all municipal departments resulting from the casino development, including staffing and capital needs.
Project date: 2015