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Economic Development Consultants for Tribes

Economic Development Consultants for Tribes

Our work as economic development consultants for tribes and other indigenous nations has expanded with additional services and new regions covered.

 

StoneCreek Partners’ client work with Native American tribes and pueblos, as well as Native Hawaiians, now includes Canadian First Nation tribes and organizations.   Over the years, StoneCreek Partners has also worked with indigenous nations in addition to those in North America, including those sovereign nations in the MENA region and the Pacific Rim.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 has increased the interest in economic development plans that can reliably produce economic results – increased jobs, new investment, and enhanced quality of life.   And sooner than later.   Our economic sector analytics have an increasingly granular focus on real estate investment asset classes.    This is due to some types of investment now being in question, and relatively new asset classes commanding investor attention.

 

Our consulting focus is on projects that can be made to happen, and less on broad programmatic objectives.

 

Another focus is on the feasibility of specific projects.   As we act as economic development consultants for tribes we explore how development might occur in a particular region, focusing more on projects that can be made to happen, and less on broad programmatic objectives.   With specific projects identified, strategic partners can be identified and pursued.

 

Today’s economic development strategies can include all manner of visitor destination strategies, location-based entertainment, sports mega-complexes, life sciences projects, and other development can prosper within specific locations and markets.  Our experience with design management, development, facilities management, and with overall dealmaking and transactions allows us to take economic strategies through implementation.

 

What is a charrette? Charrettes explainedStoneCreek Partners is a business planning and development firm, with expertise that includes commercial real estate, hospitality, location-based entertainment, and direct-to-consumer technologies. StoneCreek Partners has provided economic development planning and program implementation support to Native American tribes and their sovereign development companies, as well as to similar city, county, and state organizations.

 

Our firm’s essential value to clients is our hands-on experience in designing, developing, and operating projects and businesses. StoneCreek Partners is led by co-founder Donald Bredberg and his substantial experience as an executive with The Irvine Company, NBCUniversal, and the Riyadh-based family office of Newfield Enterprises International.

 

The firm was first established in 1984 in Los Angeles, and is now headquartered in Nevada.  Our economic development consulting for tribal nations and other indigenous nations got started shortly after the firm’s founding.

 

Additional information about our economic development consulting practice is available at this link:

 

StoneCreek Partners – Economic Development Consultants

Hotel Development Consultants - project feasibility consultants

Kuki’o Beach Resort at Kuki’o Bay

Destination resort with “resort residential” housing product.  Feasibility analysis including market study, financial projections, and facilities recommendations, for proposed 660-acre resort and timeshare development on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kuki’o Beach Resort is adjacent to the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort and situated along the Big Island’s Kona Coast.

 

Our hotel development consulting work was completed in support of an overall master plan for development of the property, to include low-density residential, golf, and hotel facilities.

 

 

 

Tribal economic development, a partial, view, for Morongo reservation lands.

Economic Development Plan – Tribal Lands

Morongo Band of Mission Indians  |  As land development consultants, StoneCreek Partners prepared a tribal economic development plan for the Morongo Indian reservation that encompasses almost 50 square miles of land.  The work occurred at a time when tribal gaming operations were housed in a temporary prefabricated building situated in Cabazon (California) along Interstate 10 on the periphery of Palms Springs.  The economic development plan included an analysis of regional economic growth by sectors, the feasibility of potential business projects, and the specific suitability and infrastructure availability throughout the reservation.

 

The tribal economic development plan included a master plan and land development strategy for all lands along the interstate that leads in and out of Palm Springs.  Phase 1 conceptual plans included relocation of the tribe’s existing casino into the heart of a new master-planned development.  Casino Morongo Resort & Spa, a 304-room hotel with 113,000-square-foot casino, was subsequently constructed by Perini Building Company.  With its grand opening in 2004, the Morongo destination gaming resort became one of the largest tribal gaming facilities in the U.S.  The Morongo Indians had their start in the gaming business in 1983, when tribal members started a bingo hall.

 

The Morongo Indian Reservation was established in 1876, one of nine reservations created by a Presidential executive order of President Ulysses S. Grant.