Impact of Riverboat Gambling on the Business Climate in Lake County, Indiana

A study released by the Indiana Gambling Impact Study Commission in 1999 found that all Indiana riverboat counties were suffering from lower than normal economic conditions prior to riverboats beginning operations. Following the introduction of riverboats in these counties, the overall employment, wages, and number of firms generally were higher or comparable to statewide trends.

This analysis expands upon the 1999 Indiana Gambling Impact Study Commission report, focusing on county level employment, wage, and number of establishments by industry using a special aggregation of ES-202 data provided by the Indiana Business Research Center.


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