There are some development companies that just come in and build anything they can no matter what it is, but Devco is building with help from the cities that they service. They are in the business of creating something that is much easier to manage, and they want to know that they can get something built in city that will bring in jobs and commerce. The pressofatlanticcity.com has talked about it, and other cities in New Jersey are catching on to what is possible. They will loan the money, and the city will do the building.
According to Atty. Chris Paladino, the city that gets a loan from Devco has two main goals that they have to reach if they want to be functional at all. They have to earn enough money in taxes to make the loan worth it, and they have to make sure that they build something that people can actually use. This is more than just building something that people will visit. They need to create a lot of jobs all at once. The only way to do that without causing any issues is to build a multiuse complex.
The complex that is built will have a casino or hotel at the center, but then they will have a lot of things going on around it that will bring in even more jobs than normal. The hotel or casino itself can only account for so many jobs, and then the businesses that are around these two things have to be just as good. They could be retail, industrial, commercial or even more hotels that want to move into the area. The people that live there can get jobs a lot faster, and the people that had no jobs before will find them because of the funding that Devco provided.