Economic diversification is critical to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as the tribe continually strives to expand its financial horizons in Southern California and beyond. The tribe works diligently to ensure a solid economic foundation for future generations by investing in diverse and strategic economic ventures, both on and off the reservation.
Economic diversification creates ways for the tribe to build a strong economy and contribute to job growth, our surrounding communities, and the long-term self-reliance of our members.
The following is a sampling of current economic self-sufficiency efforts of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians:
Norton Re-Use Project - The tribe owns a total of 140-acres of redevelopment land bordering the airport, and is working with Los Angeles-based Majestic Realty in an effort to turn the airport into a major logistics center for goods destined for the Southwest United States.
Orchard Parkway Project - The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians owns two commercial buildings which total 53,000 square feet of office space as a real estate investment and profit generating enterprise.
Wireless Reservation - In 2002, the tribe invested in a communications tower on the reservation. From the tower, fixed wireless broadband service is now provided to tribal homes and buildings on the reservation. By investing in technology infrastructure, the tribe has seen significant cost savings on broadband access.
Sterling and 5th Street Project - The project is
designed to use 25 acres of land near the San Bernardino
International Airport for warehousing and storage for the San Manuel
Band of Serrano Mission Indians and the tribe's many economic ventures.
Washington, D.C. Congressional Building - The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, in an effort to continue a positive and mutual working relationship with the United States federal government owns a 12,000 square-foot three-story building near Capitol Hill. The building is used for government relations and commercial real estate purposes.