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.
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.