Muscogee Nation plans $1B investment in Tulsa projects
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation plans to invest $1 billion in economic development projects in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a tribal executive said.

The projects are centered around land the tribe owns along the Arkansas River. Options include a hotel, retail center, housing and an office park.

"What city in Oklahoma or Texas or Arkansas or anywhere in the Southwest would pass up an opportunity for a $1 billion mixed-use development, and how many jobs would $1 billion bring into this area?" Michael Wisner, CEO of the Muscogee Nation Trade and Commerce Authority, told The Tulsa World.

But the most controversial aspect is a proposed bridge that residents and some city officials oppose. Wisner said the tribe is waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to make a decision about its land-into-trust application.

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Tribal authority sees bridge as $1 billion boon (The Tulsa World 3/31)

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