Tribal gaming fosters economic development – not only for tribal communities, but for all Minnesotans. This is especially true in rural areas, where tribal gaming operations are often the largest area employer. Indian gaming strengthens local economies by providing jobs, supporting local vendors through the purchase of goods and services, boosting tourism, constructing casinos and hospitality facilities, and generating new tax revenues. Gaming enterprises and tribal development provide long-term stability in rural areas. The economic development that is boosted by Indian gaming generates increased investments and job opportunities that can sustain local economies.