The project, which would be owned by Cherokee Indians, would include a 400-room luxury hotel, dining, an events center and access to a golf course.
It would employ 2,250 and create $92 million in wages, salaries and benefits in jobs-poor Jasper County according to a consulting firm hired by the investment group.
The gambling resort would be within Hilton Head Lakes, a residential development on U.S. 278 -- 18 miles from Hilton Head Island and three miles from Exit 8 on I-95. The United Keetoowa Band of the Cherokee Indians in Tahlequah, Okla., would own it.
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