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Because Native American tribes are sovereign nations, they’re tax-exempt and have their own statutes and regulations, although they must follow federal law. Tribally owned firms also are exempt from state and federal income taxes.

Published in Economic Development

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, 06 March 2016 13:53

MiBiz Growth Report: March 7, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 7, 2016.

Published in Economic Development

To diversify from casino gaming, Dowagiac-based Mno-Bmadsen, the private equity and economic development arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, is extending its reach into the fields of construction management and design-build services. The company recently created 7 Generations Construction LLC, with offices in Kalamazoo and South Bend, Ind. The firm, led by construction industry veteran Robert Farkas, will work alongside partner organization 7 Generations Architecture and Engineering LLC (7GenAE). Farkas spoke with MiBiz about the firm’s goals for skilled trades training as well as a new joint venture to pursue federal contracting work with Wisconsin-based construction management firm Greenfire Management Services LLC.

Published in Design Build

A subsidiary of the non-gaming economic development arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Southwest Michigan has entered into joint venture with a Wisconsin construction management firm.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:05

MiBiz Growth Report: April 13, 2015

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 13, 2015.

Published in Economic Development

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is continuing its economic development strategy of slow and steady private investment in growing industries.

Published in In the News

A fledgling movement to diversify Native American economies is playing out in Southwest Michigan as the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi starts to acquire a portfolio of companies, including manufacturers like Accu-Mold.

Published in Manufacturing

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