Gaming and Lodging
Since it opened in the late 1990s, the $52 million BlueWater Resort & Casino has become a focal point of CRIT's economic development efforts. Not only does CRIT benefit from gaming and lodging revenue, but the facility also attracts major conferences, national entertainment acts, special events and many other activities as well. CRIT is currently in discussions with the City of Blythe, California about the possible construction of a new gaming facility in the community. Located just a short distance from the CRIT reservation, along the Colorado River and Interstate 10, Blythe promises to be an ideal home for a new gaming facility that would benefit both the City and the Tribes.
Gaming and recreation aren't the only tourist attractions on the CRIT Reservation. The Tribes' economic development efforts have been significantly boosted by other forms of tourism as well. From the Poston Monument to the Blythe Intaglios to the CRIT Museum, there are many things to see and do on the CRIT Reservation. For more information, contact the CRIT Tourism Department at (928) 669-6757.
Thanks to their location along the Colorado River and its proximity to major highways and infrastructure, the last 10 years have brought explosive growth to the Colorado River communities. CRIT has been an important part of that growth with several significant real estate ventures:
CRIT Farms was established in 1973 as the Tribal farming entity. It manages over 15,000 acres of alfalfa, cotton, duram wheat and many other crops. CRIT Farms' innovative approach to agriculture has made the endeavor very successful, and expanded upon its ability to grow different crops in different seasons.
CRIT Sand & Gravel
CRIT operates a sophisticated sand and gravel operation near the Colorado River, an enterprise which has generated a great deal of revenue for the community. Its materials meet and exceed all highway and construction standards. For more information, please call (928) 669-9251
Other Tribal Enterprises