Ensuring Native American communities, arts and culture thrive.
Encouraging healthy lifestyles through investments in health care, education and addiction treatment.
Restoring and protecting important cultural and natural resources.
Investing in local economies, infrastructure and critical community services.
All across the state, tribal government enterprises are a major driver of Washington’s economy—employing more than 37,000 people, spending billions of dollars on the purchase of goods and services from private companies and generating millions of dollars in federal, state and local taxes.
Revenue from gaming and other tribal enterprises also pay for critical services that benefit all Washingtonians. These essential services include health care, public safety, housing, environmental and natural resource programs and transportation.
Washington’s tribes employ more than 30,000 people.
*2019 report by economist Jonathan Taylor