Deadwood making big changes in hopes of big money - KOTA Territory News

Deadwood making big changes in hopes of big money


With bankruptcies and business closures in Deadwood, the city is looking to revamp and revitalize. Hence, the Deadwood Revitalization Committee was formed to jumpstart Deadwood's economy

Casino general manager Peter Demangus attended the meeting and he say "it's a great opportunity for business owners and residents and city officials to get together and share ideas and come up with a good program to revitalize all of deadwood"  

Community members, business owners and city officials are working on a plan to breathe new life into the city's withering economy.   The President of the Gaming Association Caleb Arceneaux says "gaming numbers have been flat to slightly down for the most of the year." He says Deadwood needs a plan. "I think what deadwood needs in an action plan and we are fortunate the city counsel and mayor has had the foresight to really make a move in hiring Roger Brooks.  

Showing people what Deadwood has to offer is what brings Demangus and others to this revitalization meeting tonight.   "I think everyone should get involved all stake holders, which would be business owners, business managers, residents, city officials, everyone."  

 "We really feel that we are poised with the leadership here is town with the different organizations really pulling together to prompt a positive change for dead."  

And with the positive change will hopefully come new businesses. Demangus says "I think it's also an opportunity to lay out a plan so that when new business come to town they see that we have a plan going forward."

The next meeting for the Deadwood Revitalization Committee will be with Roger Brooks international, who worked on the main street square project in rapid city.

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