Southern Ute Indian Tribe business activity generates millions of dollars each year for La Plata and Archuleta Counties. The Tribe is aggressively creating and operating new businesses both on and off Reservation in the areas of oil and gas production, natural gas gathering, real estate development, housing construction, and gaming. The Tribe is currently the largest employer in La Plata County and supports many area non-profit organizations.
The Tribe’s Permanent Fund includes the core governmental operations of the organization. Interested businesses should visit the purchasing vendors page to apply for registration in our database.
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund operates and manages the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s businesses and business investments. In this role, the Growth Fund oversees a significant portfolio of companies and investments in energy, real estate, construction, and private equity. The Growth Fund’s headquarters are located in the heart of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado.
Since the Tribe created the Growth Fund in 2000, it has committed substantial capital to a broadening range of businesses and investments. In just nine years, the value of the Growth Fund’s holdings has grown. Operations and assets are spread out over fourteen states and the Gulf of Mexico.
The Sky Ute Casino and Resort features gaming, lodging, restaurants, meetings and banquets, bowling and entertainment.
KSUT Public Radio is a Colorado 501-C3 non-profit corporation in its 33rd broadcast year and has over 40,000 listeners around the region. KSUT provides two radio stations: Southern Ute Tribal Radio 91.3 FM serving the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the communities of Ignacio and Bayfield with Native American and local programming; and Four Corners Public Radio serving 14 different communities from Durango, Colorado to Farmington, New Mexico with national, local and international news, an eclectic music mix and cultural programming.
The Southern Ute Community Action Programs, Inc. (SUCAP) is one of the largest and most accomplished independent, non-profit organizations on the Western Slope of Colorado. Created by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe on October 10, 1966, SUCAP received its non-profit corporate certification as an independent entity in 1967.