Morongo Band to explore business opportunities with South Korea

Robert Martin, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Photo from Morongo Band

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Republic of Korea will work together to pursue business opportunities.

The tribe signed an agreement at the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency in Los Angeles, California. Areas of interest include hospitality, culture, entertainment, retail, commercial, green technology, transportation and construction.

“As a leading employer, Morongo is committed to improving the regional economy through new trade, investment and business opportunities,” Chairman Robert Martin said in a press release. “Through this historic government-to-government agreement, we look forward to working cooperatively with KOTRA for the benefit of all.”

The agreement is said to be the first of its kind between a tribe and Korea. But it's not the only tie between Indian Country and the Asian nation -- the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has won a government-issued licensed to develop a $5 billion casino near the country's capital.

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Tribe signs business agreement with South Korea (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 5/19)

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