Based on the findings of a study by the WIGA, the tribes of the region brought $ 12.2 billion to the government’s coffers in 2019−2020.
A tribes' economic data expert Jonathan Taylor points to near-parity between gambling business wages and taxes of $ 1.5 billion and $ 1.2 billion, respectively.
The number of gaming-involved indigenous groups in Washington reaches 29. More than 37,000 people are officially employed by them. Also, the tribes create 50,000+ additional job places. This makes the native communities the 7th biggest employers in the state.
WIGA’s CEO Rebecca George explains that indigenous gambling businesses ensure financial support for:
The regulated market, managed by the native communities, has the following functions:
In 2004, the indigenous groups contributed to the region just about $ 2 billion.
The study indicated that tribes' business efforts provide and make accessible all government structures such as:
In 2021, new agreements were signed in the state with various community representatives, which soon were supported by the United States Department of the Interior.
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