Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Business Gets Map To Indian Country.(Editorial Page)


Tourists might jump in the car and set off looking for adventure. Capital prefers to study the road map and determine, to the greatest extent possible, where it's going to end up and how it's going to get there.

In terms of the kind of information business needs to propel planning and drive decisions, Indian country, unlike the surrounding states, is unmapped territory.

Or at least it was until Tiller Research filled the vacuum with one of those good ideas that seems so obvious in hindsight. It took the foresight of an Indian, Veronica E. Velarde Tiller, to compile the data that blazes an economic trail across the last frontier.

Four years ago, her company published the 716-page Tiller's Guide to Indian Country: Economic Profiles of American Indian Reservations. …

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