Construction of Choctaw headquarters on target
May 28, 2017
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — When Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton was put into office in 2014, his goal was to bring more economic diversity to the Durant-based tribe.
He kept the office in the 2015 election. He has overseen the tribe's expansion of its business ventures with new travel plazas, a Chili's franchise, additional amenities at its casino resort, and even opening a grocery store. And that's only a few projects.
As of December, the tribe had 40 projects under construction. One of the largest developments is the 500,000-square-foot headquarters building. Construction started in January...