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Displaying items tagged: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Sunday, 06 November 2022 20:00

Gun Lake Tribe kicks off planning to develop 2.75-mile stretch of U.S. 131 frontage

WAYLAND TWP. — The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe, plans to transform hundreds of acres of property north of Gun Lake Casino into a massive development that could include retail, health care, housing and manufacturing, MiBiz has learned.

Sunday, 18 July 2021 13:19

Tribal enterprises persist as gaming revenues tank during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on tribal casino gaming revenue, officials with the non-gaming economic development arms of several Michigan tribes say their flow of capital and projects largely held steady.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 26 April 2021 16:38

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi opens new health clinic to serve low-income Southwest Michigan residents

BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi opened a new medical clinic in Benton Township in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 23 April 2021 14:53

Biden administration taps former U.P. tribal leader to head up Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Biden administration on Thursday nominated former Bay Mills Indian Community Chairperson Bryan Newland to the top leadership position for the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

Published in Economic Development
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
Friday, 15 January 2021 16:40

CEO departs Mno-Bmadsen for tribal economic development position in Washington

DOWAGIAC — The CEO since the founding of Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming economic development and investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, is resigning his post to take a role at a similar tribal organization in Washington.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:24

Pandemic deals major financial, cultural blow to Michigan tribes

More than four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan’s 12 federally recognized tribes have fared better from a health care perspective than many other Native American tribes nationally.

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

Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:17

CDFI helps bridge financing gap for Native entrepreneurs

DOWAGIAC — After they prepared for the opening of the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, the leaders of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi years ago sought ways to use the revenues to assist tribal citizens to achieve self-sufficiency.

Published in Finance
Friday, 17 July 2020 11:49

Michigan tribes land $2M in HUD funding for COVID-19 housing relief

Two American Indian tribes based in Michigan have received nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and urgent housing needs.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 13 July 2020 14:32

Four Winds launches sportsbooks at 3 Southwest Michigan casinos

NEW BUFFALO — Sports betting is now live at the three Four Winds Casinos in Southwest Michigan.

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
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:44

Tribal investment firm acquires majority stake in SE Michigan manufacturer

DOWAGIAC — The non-gaming arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians had acquired a majority stake in Enmark Tool & Gage Co., a Southeast Michigan precision machining company. The tribe’s Mno-Bmadsen business investment arm closed on the deal on Feb. 1, according to a statement.

Published in Manufacturing