Stable Tribal Government Fuels Economic Development Success
One of 38 American Indian tribes in Oklahoma, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe is based in a remote rural area called Red Rock. Being one of 38 tribes can cause a certain amount of competitiveness when it comes to economic development—particularlycapturing revenue from casinos.
With the competition, it was imperative for the Otoe-Missouria Tribe to look beyond gaming to build its tribal economy. Seven years ago, the tribe established an online installment lending business to augment and diversify its tribal economy.