The Economic & Community Benefits of Tribes in Washington (2019)

Tribal governments in Washington are investing in their people, infrastructure, land, and communities to an extent unprecedented in the past and unmatched by other governments in the state. The resulting economic growth yields substantial benefits for all Washingtonians. This independent economic analysis shows tribal governments to be among the top employers in the state, fiscally strong, and net contributors to the economy and treasury.

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Washington Tribes Community Investment Report (2012)

The economies of Washington’s Indian reservations have grown over the last half-decade, and despite some complaints to the contrary, Washington taxpayers have little to fear and much to gain from American Indian economic development. The evidence points to strong net benefits for Indians and non-Indians alike.

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The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Indian Tribes in Washington State (2012)

Every dollar earned from tribal gaming is invested in public purposes – to improve people’s lives, Indian and non-Indian alike, in communities throughout Washington. Gaming revenue is tax revenue for tribal governments. The money is used to create jobs and business opportunities for all Washingtonians.

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