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Displaying items tagged: Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians

Sunday, 23 October 2022 18:00

CONSTRUCTION AND CONSERVATION: A yearslong dispute over the Northshore of Saugatuck development is revived amid recent court activity

SAUGATUCK TWP. — Controversy over a multi-purpose development on the mouth of the Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck Township will drag on for at least a few more months amid recent court developments. 

Monday, 12 July 2021 14:44

Nottawaseppi Huron Band’s FireKeepers launches online casino gaming, sports betting

BATTLE CREEK — FireKeepers Casino Hotel is now the 13th operator in the state to launch online sports betting and casino gaming. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 January 2020 13:09

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Tribes reiterate commitment to GR with McKay Tower deal

More than a decade ago, Grand Rapids business leaders lobbied hard to block the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, known locally as the Gun Lake Tribe, from opening a casino near Wayland. 

Groups like 23 is Enough and MichGO drove the narrative that any casino development south of Grand Rapids would “siphon off” jobs and investment from the city’s then-rebuilding downtown, limiting growth in entertainment options and economic opportunity alike. They cited a study commissioned by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in the early 2000s that estimated $880 million of “economic hemorrhaging” in the surrounding counties if Gun Lake Casino were ever allowed to move forward. 

Looking around downtown Grand Rapids today, it’s hard to find evidence that their worst fears were in any way realized. 


Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:13

Tribes partner in $17.5 million purchase of iconic McKay Tower in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Tribally owned Gun Lake Investments and Waséyabek Development Co. have jointly acquired McKay Tower in downtown Grand Rapids, MiBiz has learned.