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FireKeepers Casino names longtime tribal gaming HR exec as new CEO
BATTLE CREEK — The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi has selected Frank Tecumseh to serve as its new CEO of its FireKeepers Casino Hotel enterprise.
Effecting change from the inside: Former tribal investment exec leads national effort to connect minority businesses to capital
In his former role leading Grand Rapids-based Gun Lake Investments, Kurtis Trevan was a vocal critic of the inequities tribally owned firms face when applying for Minority Business Enterprise certifications at the regional level.
MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 26, 2022
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MiBiz Growth Report: January 17, 2022
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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.
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.
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.
MiBiz Growth Report: August 31, 2020
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MiBiz Growth Report: April 12, 2020
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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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Prevailing wage, online gambling among Legislature’s finished, unfinished business
June was a busy month for the Michigan Legislature.
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.
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.