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Work is still expected to start on time for the convention center and casino. City leaders say these projects will bring jobs and money to town.

Posted: Sep 17, 2020 7:16 PM

Updated: Sep 17, 2020 7:46 PM

Posted By: Richard Solomon

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)-Those job losses have been felt in the Wabash Valley.

Terre Haute leaders hope big projects could bring a spark back to the city. 

We spoke with Kristin Craig, president of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce.

She said major projects like the casino and convention center could serve as bright light is at the end of a long tunnel.

Craig said the pandemic has left many businesses in Terre Haute broken, especially places like restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Despite all the hardships, Craig said the projects should bring tourism back to town, and with that, revenue and much needed jobs.

"It's going to get people to kind of restore that consumer confidence and get people to eat out again get …

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