There are 22 casinos in Arizona. One planned casino currently under construction on the Tohono O’odham Nation will cost $600M, bring in $100M in economic impact during the construction process and about $300M once it’s fully functional, according to reports by Indian Country Today.
Read about Kitchell’s involvement with construction projects in Indian Country in this article by AZBIG MEDIA
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“The hardest thing for people who are new to working with Native American tribes to understand is that every tribe is separate and independent,” says Kari McCormick, director of Client Services, Native American Division at commercial builder Kitchell. “They have their own government, their own laws, their own codes. So to assume that working with one means you know how to work with another is not an assumption you want to make.”
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