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Displaying items by tag: Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:41

MiBiz Growth Report: January 17, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for January 17, 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:54

Gun Lake Investments CEO Kurtis Trevan resigns

GRAND RAPIDS — The CEO of Gun Lake Investments — the economic development arm of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe — has resigned after six years in the position.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 March 2021 17:00

MiBiz roundtable: M&A experts forecast strong deal flow in post-pandemic rebound

Mergers and acquisitions should remain strong through 2021 — driven by several factors affecting deal flow — although finding a good deal may come with a high price for buyers.

Published in Finance

Friday, 26 February 2021 14:42

Michigan tribes awarded $14.8M in federal affordable housing funds

Twelve Native American tribes in Michigan received $14.8 million in Indian Housing Block Grant funds for affordable housing projects, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday. 

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 31 August 2020 11:22

MiBiz Growth Report: August 31, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for August 31, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 24 August 2020 12:38

Tribally owned firm acquires Re-source Industries Inc. of Muskegon

GRAND RAPIDS — Waséyabek Development Co., the non-gaming economic development arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians, continues to build out its portfolio of companies with the acquisition of a Muskegon-based manufacturer. 

Published in Economic Development


Thursday, 13 August 2020 17:02

Tribes granted permission to assert treaty rights in Line 5 tunnel case

LANSING — Four Michigan tribes have been granted permission to participate in a regulatory case involving plans to tunnel the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, giving three of them an opportunity to formally assert their treaty rights this way for the first time.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:20

Michigan tribes face ‘circular exclusion’ from key minority business certification

As a citizen of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and CEO of its non-gaming enterprise, Kurtis Trevan wants to leverage other corporations’ diversity and inclusion goals to the economic benefit of his fellow tribe members, as well as further the tribe’s own inclusionary spending. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:28

Casino closures make case for Michigan tribes’ further economic diversification

In mid March of this year, all 24 of Michigan’s tribally operated casinos fell silent, their more than 22,280 slot machines spitting out their final paydays for lucky patrons or taking one last injection of cash for the house.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 04:46

Michigan’s tribes add $288.8 million to state economy via non-gaming businesses

As they’ve taken steps to diversify their revenues away from casinos in recent years, Michigan’s Native American tribes have built growing business ventures that in 2019 contributed nearly $288.8 million to the state economy. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 07 June 2020 19:10

Tribally owned firm secures $161M federal contract, expands GR headquarters

GRAND RAPIDS — A federal contracting firm owned by Waséyabek Development Co. LLC has begun work on a five-year, $161 million contract with the Department of Energy to provide site operations and support services at three National Energy Technology Laboratory locations. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 April 2020 10:14

MiBiz Growth Report: April 12, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for April 12, 2020.

Published in Economic Development


Thursday, 09 April 2020 04:03

Michigan tribes awarded $4.5 million in COVID-19 funding from HUD

Michigan’s 12 federally recognized Native American tribes have been awarded $4.5 million in block grants for affordable housing activities to protect the health and safety of their tribal citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:05

Michigan tribes awarded $15 million in HUD grants for affordable housing

Twelve Michigan-based Native American tribes will receive nearly $15 million in federal grants to support affordable housing for their communities. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 January 2020 17:54

Michigan tribes make early moves as online gaming, sports betting takes shape

Michigan officials are still months away from finalizing rules on internet gaming and sports betting, but some Michigan-based Native American tribes are taking early steps to participate in the newly legalized industry. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:30

INDIAN COUNTRY: Tribes grapple with how to approach cannabis economically, legally

Native American tribes that want to participate in Michigan’s fledgling cannabis industry face many bureaucratic hurdles.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

‘Perfect fit:’ Gun Lake Investments invests in Stockbridge project amid push into real estate deals

GRAND RAPIDS — Tribally-owned Gun Lake Investments is making an active push into the West Michigan commercial real estate market with an investment in a high-profile redevelopment and three property acquisitions so far this year, MiBiz has learned. 

Sunday, 25 November 2018 21:50

Tribal firm acquires historic Kendall Building in downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS — The non-gaming arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi has acquired a downtown building for its headquarters as it looks to grow its federal contracting business, MiBiz has learned. 


Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

Prevailing wage, online gambling among Legislature’s finished, unfinished business

June was a busy month for the Michigan Legislature.

Published in Economic Development
Saturday, 18 March 2017 05:30

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Tribes invest in economic diversification via M&A, real estate deals

Across West Michigan, Native American tribes have started to hang out their own shingle in enterprises that move them away from the familiar tribal-owned casino.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:45

With restaurant and food pantry, FireKeepers aims to address hunger in Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK — Imagine preparing 100 meals and immediately tossing 40 of those into a garbage can.

Published in Nonprofits