Commercial Development

The second economic development arm to take shape was the Sault Tribe EDC’s Commercial Development tier. Commercial Development oversees all non-gaming Sault Tribe Enterprises wholly owned by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The Sault Tribe EDC has seen recent growth in this portfolio, with new businesses acquired, startups launched, in addition to traditional tribal business operations.



Commercial Development


Midjim C- Stores

Midjim convenience store has two locations in the Upper Peninsula, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Both locations offer gasoline, cigarettes, beer, wine and other convenience items.

MidJim C-Stores are proud to offer citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians tax discounts on gasoline and tobacco purchases.

Northern Hospitality

Northern Hospitality has served the furniture, flooring and bedding needs of the Eastern Upper Peninsula since 1996.

Located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, michigan Northern Hospitality offers top-brand carpeting, hardwood, vinyl and laminate flooring for residential and commercial applications, as well as U.P.-made bed mattresses and box springs from Restonic. Delivery options and expert flooring installation are available.

Gitchi Auto, Home & RV Sales


Gitchi Auto, Home & RV was established in 2018. Located next door to Kewadin Casino, Hotel and Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Gitchi offers quality used Auto’s, ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Trailers, RV’s and new Fairmont Manufactured Homes. We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers.


White Pine Lodge

White Pine Lodge was acquired by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians EDC in 2019. White Pine Lodge is comprised of a 48 unit hotel, newly expandeC-Store, and Sunoco gas station located in Christmas, Michigan. White Pine Lodge offers clean, comfortable, affordably-priced accommodations for any type of stay.


Sault Tribe Business Solutions

Established in 2019, Sault Tribe Business Solutions is a newly formed enterprise that helps fill employment gaps for tribal enterprises through temporary staffing.

Team members are cross trained in many tribal enterprises. The enterprise is growing as demand and resources follow.

Commercial Development primary functions include

Proposal Review & Technical Assistance

Strategic Planning & Development

Enterprise Administration

Project Management

Contract Administration

Contact Commercial Development for more info

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