Springfield will use $250,000 casino grant to help guide, aid development near MGM

A $250,000 grant recently awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will help city efforts to spark development surrounding MGM Springfield — something city officials and casino boosters had hoped would happen on its own.The Gaming Commission, in approving the funds, said it agreed with the city’s application statement that the $960 million casino at Main and State streets “has yet to provide any meaningful spill-over redevelopment activity or the complementary/supporting uses off-site.”

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