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Displaying items tagged: Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 14:56

Whitmer declines to OK Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ proposed Fruitport Twp. casino

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she is unable to approve the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ proposed $180 million off-reservation casino project in Fruitport Township near Muskegon. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:12

Editor’s Notebook: Off-reservation casino proposals highlight inadequate tribal funding, inequitable federal model

Whether the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will secure the necessary approval from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to open a casino in Fruitport Township remains an open question, but the answer will likely emerge within a matter of days.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 31 May 2022 14:41

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Whitmer seeks resolution to ‘unworkable’ timeline involving two West Mich. tribes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently appealed to the U.S. Department of the Interior for help in resolving an “unworkable” timeline as two tribes separately make economic development efforts.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 19:03

Whitmer asks Interior Dept. to solve ‘unworkable’ timeline involving pair of tribes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer finds herself in a “particularly unworkable” situation regarding two American Indian tribes in West Michigan, Tribal Business News reports

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:23

Beukema eyes opportunity in third-party hotel management

Peter Beukema saw an opportunity during the pandemic to start a new role in the hospitality industry, stepping down as CEO of Suburban Inns late last year. He is still one of the owners of the family-owned business, but he has formed his own third-party hotel management company called 6PM Hospitality Partners LLC

Friday, 16 July 2021 15:15

Little River Holdings to announce partnership bringing Wahlburgers to tribal properties

Little River Holdings LLC, a wholly owned enterprise of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, is poised to announce a new partnership with fast casual burger restaurant Wahlburgers.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:51

Little River Band pushes new state gaming compact for Muskegon Co. casino

FRUITPORT TWP. — The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has received the necessary federal approvals for its planned Muskegon County casino and is now calling on the Whitmer administration to approve a new gaming compact before starting construction.

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
Sunday, 03 January 2021 17:30

Putting pieces together in Manistee

MANISTEE — The lakeshore city of just more than 6,000 people is seeing multiple new downtown developments that local officials and investors say are critical for reinvigorating empty storefronts, diversification and emerging better off after the pandemic.


Thursday, 22 October 2020 16:43

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians inches closer to $180M Muskegon casino

FRUITPORT TWP. — Federal action expected tomorrow will move the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians one step closer to being able to develop a $180 million casino on land it owns in Muskegon Country.

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 17:23

Treaty rights at center of tribal opposition to Line 5 pipeline, tunnel

An oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac would not only be an environmental disaster, but also it would threaten the economic livelihoods of tribes who fish the area while devastating a vital cultural site.

Published in Economic Development

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
Sunday, 05 July 2020 10:04

MiBiz Growth Report: July 5, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for July 5, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 17:04

Little River Casino partners with Chicago firm for sports betting, online gaming

MANISTEE — The Little River Casino Resort has partnered with a Chicago-based online gaming operator to run a sportsbook inside the Northern Michigan casino. 

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, 04 March 2018 18:38

Partners back effort to reintroduce long-extinct arctic grayling to Michigan rivers

A broad statewide partnership is examining what it would take to reintroduce a native fish that disappeared from Michigan waters more than 80 years ago.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:40

Minority, women entrepreneurs wrestle with ingrained West Michigan culture

The growth in West Michigan’s small business and entrepreneurial community needs to be more equitable.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:13

Municipal wastewater infrastructure becomes key business attraction tool

COLDWATER — When Clemens Food Group began searching for a site to house its new 550,000-square-foot pork processing facility, access to wastewater capacity emerged as its top requirement.

Published in Economic Development