Through carefully planned and diversified economic development, we are building security for future generations. Because we have not forgotten the years of struggle for our own people, we are committed to investing significant resources to benefit the community, state and national programs and other Native tribes.
Through our Compact with the State and the Memorandum of Understanding with Yolo County, we have given $2.5 million to the County to improve roads, including $43,000 annually to maintain road improvements made by the Tribe. We currently generate more than $370 million in direct and indirect economic benefits in Yolo County. And we are the largest private employer in Yolo County, providing jobs to more than 2,500 people.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation makes many other contributions that benefit the community, including providing emergency response and public safety services to local communities through the Yocha Dehe Fire Department, the development of a community-focused olive mill, and philanthropic contributions through the Yocha Dehe Community Fund, which seeks to build a better quality of life throughout the community.