Labor no more: Visa project develops local force

Labor no more: Visa project develops local force

BY WAYNE CHARGUALAF

Journal Staff

  The Tinian Ocean View Casino Resort, a project funded through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services EB-5 foreign investor program, could be a proof-of-concept for a new option for the labor-strapped Mariana Island region, according to Phillip T. Mendiola-Long, CEO of Bridge Investment Group LLC.

  “We’ve actually changed the fabric of what can be done here,” Mendiola-Long told the Journal. “In Saipan, Tinian and Rota everybody says, ‘You have to bring in foreign workers.’ Well, our project has proven that you . . .

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