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Voices of Support

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Voices of Support

What Your Friends
and Neighbors Say

From business owners to life-long residents, the Norfolk Resort and Casino has received widespread support throughout the City and Commonwealth. The excitement is growing!


"Hundreds of millions of dollars stand to be invested in our city, which will bring thousands of new jobs for residents. New opportunities will be presented to our businesses and entrepreneurs, and our city will potentially benefit from millions of dollars in new tax revenue that will be committed to public education. This would be the first project of its size to be financed without taxpayer subsidies, and the land for this project will be purchased at full-market-value."

Kenny Alexander

Mayor - Norfolk

“From the beginning, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe has been an incredible economic development partner. From their commitment to all site improvements without any city funds, to their commitment to our community, this partnership is already reaping benefits for our city and will continue to for decades to come.”

Martin Thomas

Norfolk City Vice Mayor - Ward 1

"The Norfolk Resort and Casino is projected to be a $500 million economic development project, generating nearly 2,500 jobs. The annual tax revenues to the City of Norfolk from this commercial casino will be used to address flooding and sea-level rise, support our schools and make our neighborhoods safer.”

Courtney Doyle

Norfolk City Councilwoman - Ward 2

“I made the decision to support the Norfolk Resort and Casino because the development will provide continuous revenue to our city for equity in education to our Scholars. I support this project because it will help build our communities. Where it would take years to generate enough money, now there will be revenue. The job and career opportunities will provide Norfolk residents a better chance to be self-supporting and support families. Residents also have the potential to gain executive-level jobs. College Students have a chance to practice their career jobs on-site and get hands-on experience. The Norfolk Resort and Casino is an economic development project without subsidies.”

Mamie Johnson

Norfolk City Councilwoman - Ward 3

“As a parent and supporter of Norfolk Public Schools, the school system has been a priority since I first joined Council. This project provides an injection of revenue the City of Norfolk desperately needs to improve the educational facilities for our students. I’m all in!”

Tommy Smigiel

Norfolk City Councilman - Ward 5

“As a chief co-patron of legislation to make this happen, I’ve been a supporter of the Norfolk Resort and Casino from the beginning. Now that the referendum is officially on the ballot, I hope you will support the prospect of thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact to Norfolk. I’m all in!”

Lynwood Lewis

State Senator - 6th District

“I was happy to support SB 36 and HB 4 during the General Assembly Session to make this casino possible. This project creates thousands of new permanent jobs and has an annual potential economic impact of over $750 million, which will be a huge boost to Norfolk. In terms of economic development, this is an important opportunity.”

Jen Kiggans

State Senator - 7th District

“What is not to like about millions of dollars in private investment for the City of Norfolk? I was happy to support the casino gaming legislation during the 2020 session and am excited to see these projects finally come to fruition. The Pamunkey’s Norfolk Resort and Casino will be a jewel on the Norfolk skyline, a true destination facility.”

Steve Heretick

State Delegate - 79th District

“Casino gaming in Hampton Roads has been years in the making. The Norfolk Resort and Casino will provide a huge economic boost to the city I’ve called home my entire life. I’m all in for this major tourism attraction right here in the 89th District.”

Jay Jones

State Delegate - 99th District

“A project of this magnitude without any public funds is unprecedented. Over 2,000 new jobs for the City and the region will be a huge asset to our economic recovery.”

Joe Lindsey

State Delegate - 90th District
Your Friends and Neighbors who Support the Project

What They're Saying

This is our opportunity to create jobs, generate millions of dollars for schools and make our city the leading tourist destination in Virginia. Join our cause and help bring this once-in-a-lifetime project in Norfolk.