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Qualla 2020: Diversifying the Qualla Economy

Friday, July 11th, 2014

For the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), economic diversification holds great potential to increase resilience and contribute to achieving and sustaining long-term economic growth and development. While economic diversification is a focus for many tribes across the country, the EBCI is taking notable strides in developing and implementing structures and strategies to support the tribe’s key aims of non-gaming revenue generation and job creation.

The purpose of the Qualla 2020 Initiative is to diversify the Cherokee economy and reduce its risks so that it can better ensure the wellbeing of the Cherokee population into the future. … read more


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