The Grand Traverse Band: By the Numbers
Average annual wage of GTB Government employees (2010): $35,207
Average annual wage of Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Employees (sans tips, 2010) $22,711
Average annual wage in northwest lower Michigan (2010): $35,090
Total taxes paid by the GT Resort & Casinos Economic Development Corporation – including federal, state and local taxes – in 2010: $4.7 million
The GTB purchased goods and services from nearly 900 regional vendors in 2010, totaling nearly $17.8 million.
The GTB purchased goods and services from 519 Michigan vendors in 2010, totaling $5,559,606.
Grand Traverse Band's six-county service area: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Manistee counties.
Estimated 2009 unemployment rate for GTB Homeland (reservation and off-reservation trust land): 31.5 percent
Estimated 2009 Median Family Income (MFI) for family of four in GTB homeland: $41,236 (54.6 percent of the State of Michigan's Median Family Income for a family of four.)
Total per capita payments to tribal members in FY 2010: $11, 972,151.
Total amount since 1994 the Grand Traverse Band has given to local governments and organizations within its six-country service area (via its 2-percent revenue sharing): $26,503,034
Total amount since 1999 the Grand Traverse Band has paid to the state (via its 8-percent revenue sharing): $18,013,626