Washington’s tribes invest in creating sustainable economies, improving infrastructure and providing critical services throughout the state.
Economic development: Hundreds of millions in gaming revenue is invested into non-gaming enterprises, such as hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, tourist attractions, retail, forest products, fisheries, agriculture, ranching, real estate development, manufacturing, aquaculture and more.
Public safety: The tribes invest in public safety and emergency services to protect all citizens, property and natural resources. This includes funding for the police, courts, emergency medical response and fire departments.
Transportation/utilities: From road projects to public transit services to water treatment facilities, Washington tribes contribute funds to making our state’s infrastructure safe and effective.
Housing: Providing adequate housing, especially for low-income families and the elderly, is a priority for Washington’s tribes. Throughout the state, tribes are constructing new homes and apartments to meet this critical need.