Explore Dakota history at Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake Exhibit
Driving the Local Economy
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community owns and operates a diverse collection of enterprises on its lands in Prior Lake and Shakopee, Minnesota. From a tribal garden and an all-natural foods store to two major casinos, hotels, and family entertainment centers, our enterprises help drive the local economy.
As the largest employer in Scott County, our payroll is nearly $177 million annually. Nearly two-thirds of our employees reside in Scott and Dakota counties. Additionally, we work with 2,000 vendors within a 25-mile radius, and pay $300 million to vendors annually.
Recreation & Entertainment
This luxury hotel has connected access to the Mall of America.
Shops & Services
Explore our culture and heritage or plan a visit to Mystic Lake.
Energy & Environment
A jointly-owned water treatment facility with the city of Prior Lake.
Explore Our Community
Our interactive community map highlights 28 points of interest, including our enterprises, located within the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
The SMSC maintains a variety of local partnerships that further build upon its role as a community and economic leader. Read more about these contributions to Scott County and the surrounding area.