Statement from LCO Chairman Louis Taylor
As another year comes to an end, I wanted to take a moment to wish you a great 2019!
The Tribal Governing Board has been extremely busy with many projects currently underway or planned to begin in this new year. These projects are going to provide many news jobs for our people and some will bring in new prosperous revenue streams. I just want to let the membership know there are some new announcements in regards to economic development that our tribal governing board will be making soon.
Financially, 2018 was a much better year than the previous one for our tribe and I just want to ask for your patience, things are happening, and 2019 promises to be even better.
We know there are still people hurting out there and that we have businesses that need help. I want to let you know that there are many things we are working on and we have more revenue that will be coming into the tribe. We’ll have several revenue streams that will make more than our casino and right now we are looking into hemp production and this could be a great revenue stream for our tribe.
The golf course, if we decide to purchase, will add 14 jobs. This will be a million-dollar purchase, but the land acquisition alone is worth $800,000, and with this purchase, we’d be expanding the boundaries of our reservation.
With the launch of our new website, we’ll be able to keep you informed on all the positive current happenings and changes taking place, and together, we’ll move our tribe forward in 2019! Miigwech.
Photo credit: From the Sawyer County Record