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Displaying items by tag: Sault St Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 13:08

MEDC makes four hires to focus on business attraction and development

LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has appointed four officials to lead in new roles aimed at business attraction, real estate development and site readiness as the state competes for transformational projects. 

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 13:08

MEDC makes four hires to focus on business attraction and development

LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has appointed four officials to lead in new roles aimed at business attraction, real estate development and site readiness as the state competes for transformational projects. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 March 2021 17:45

Sault Tribe EDC celebrates entrepreneurship, offers resources via Sault Tribe Thrive

Growing up in the rural eastern Upper Peninsula, David Goodreau saw his father and grandfathers support their families by starting and operating small businesses. 

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, 30 August 2020 17:17

‘SO FAR APART:’ U.P. tribe’s venture into cannabis highlights tension with state as potential compact talks continue

Since the Bay Mills Indian Community announced plans in August to launch a vertically integrated cannabis business, accusations about the state’s unwillingness to work with the tribe and the state’s own relative silence highlight what tribal experts say is a complicated web of state regulation and tribal sovereignty.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 23 August 2020 18:58

With vertically integrated cannabis startup, U.P. tribe forges own path to economic diversification

BRIMLEY — The Bay Mills Indian Community views the marijuana industry as a key way for the tribe to diversify its economy, which has been devastated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 02 August 2020 19:31

Leveraging tribal sovereignty gives cannabis firm entry to off-limits Michigan markets

SAULT STE. MARIE — Lume Cannabis Co. has figured out a way to open retail marijuana dispensaries within communities that have blocked businesses that participate in Michigan’s adult-use market. 

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 17:28

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
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