Wind River Indigenous-based Economy Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist and Strategy Development Grant Recipient

Application Title: Wind River Indigenous-based Economy Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: Wind River Development Fund

State(s) Served: Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming

Applicant-Defined Region: Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont County, west-central Wyoming    

Contact: Paul Huberty ( 970-889-8808

The Wind River Indigenous-based Economy Recompete Plan, led by the Wind River Development Fund, requests approximately $50 million to catalyze an indigenous-led, eco-tourism economy on the Wind River Reservation and in Fremont County, Wyoming. Persistent poverty and a lack of access to capital have kept tribal members and businesses from creating living wage jobs. To tackle these barriers, the coalition proposes holistic investments in ecotourism, cultural preservation, workforce development, native agriculture, health care expansion, and land sovereignty. These strategies aim to create new growth opportunities by accessing the robust tourism industry in nearby Yellowstone National Park.

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

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