2017 Snoqualmie Tribe Economic Impact Study
In May of 2017, the Snoqualmie Tribe released its first Economic Impact Study which analyzed the Tribe’s impact on the Snoqualmie Valley community.
“The Snoqualmie Tribe’s operations do not exist in economic isolation…
the Tribe’s payroll and vendor outlays have a large economic and fiscal impact on the area.”
Snoqualmie’s status as a recognized and organized sovereign government bolsters its economic impact. Its enterprise income is government revenue, giving the Tribe a vested interest in the economic stability of the region.”
Only 5% of that revenue comes from North Bend and Snoqualmie, compared with 39% coming from Seattle, Bellevue, and Renton.”
The Tribe has directed nearly 25% of its contributions to organizations in or near the Snoqualmie Valley.”
About the Author
Jonathan B. Taylor is an economist with expertise in natural resources, gaming, and American Indian development. He is President of the Taylor Policy Group, an economic and public policy consultancy; Research Fellow at the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development; and Associate at the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona.