Why was Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures created?

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures was created to develop and oversee businesses that generate revenue for the Mille Lacs Band. Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures is dedicated to diversifying the Band’s economy beyond casino gaming by carefully researching and pursuing new business ventures.

How is Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures related to the Mille Lacs Band’s businesses?

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures owns and operates the Band’s businesses for the benefit of the Band.

What does Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures do with the revenues its businesses generate?

The revenues generated by Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures businesses are provided to the Mille Lacs Band tribal government, which determines how to best utilize them. Revenues have been used to fund schools, clinics, housing programs, community centers, ceremonial buildings, roads, water and sewer facilities, and programs and services for Mille Lacs Band Members.

How is Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures related to the Mille Lacs Band tribal government?

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures is part of the government’s executive branch. The Band’s Chief Executive appoints the Commissioner of Corporate Affairs, and that appointment is ratified by the Band’s legislative branch, known as the Band Assembly.

How do I become a vendor to Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures or its businesses?

Please visit the How We Do Business section of our site for more detailed information.

Does Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures donate money to organizations or special causes?

Yes, our Donations Committee will consider donation requests based on the criteria outlined in the attached document.