The Ho-Chunk Nation has a bright economic future, ripe with prospects to diversify its economy beyond gaming. That’s if the tribal government more clearly communicates with citizens and opens space for entrepreneurs and private companies to invest in tribal communities, Ho-Chunk officials and citizens said during a Wisconsin Watch event held on May 12.
Wisconsin tribes contemplate future beyond gaming after pandemic shows risk of overreliance on casinos.
Partnerships and deep listening were key in attempt to build trust among Ho-Chunk Nation citizens.
Study after study reaches the same conclusion: Tribes are often the largest drivers of regional and rural economies.