Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation building economy

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation of Arizona is eager to create a reservation economy.

Although attempts to lure big-time sports stadiums have not paid off, the tribe has broken ground on a number of other projects. Moving beyond casinos, the tribe is opening a 247-room hotel and 23,000-square-foot convention center, a $3.2 million recreational-vehicle park and other commercial development. There's also talk of a Wal-Mart.

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Opening for business (The Arizona Republic 4/27)