The Tohono O’odham Nation has invested into its own tribal enterprises to foster economic development while simultaneously maintaining control over the enterprises’ impacts on the environment, natural resources, and tribal cultural values. The Nation’s enterprises provide much of the financial resources needed to manage day-to-day government operations as well as a full governmental infrastructure. The Nation operates numerous facilities, such as the Tohono O’odham Utility Authority (TOUA), Tohono O’odham Economic Development Authority (TOEDA), and the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) as revenue producing ventures. The Nation encourages economic development and has micro-loan organizations that provide assistance to tribal members who have business plans intended to contribute to the Tohono O’odham Nation’s growing self-sustainability. The popularity of the gaming industry has provided the capital necessary to attempt other forms of economic development, and the Nation has been quite successful.