About

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is known as a regional leader in economic development and is one of the biggest employers in Umatilla County.

Coyote Business Park is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and is designated as an IRS-certified Opportunity Zone. Located 7 miles east of Pendleton, Oregon, and directly adjacent to Interstate 84, you will find Coyote Business Park is a perfect location for your next business move.

Coyote Business Park’s economic and community development team is committed to helping you through the planning/permitting process, partnering with developers or contractors, recruiting and developing, marketing more. We look forward to connecting with you. Give us a call, or email us at: info@coyotebusinesspark.com, to learn more about how your company can thrive at Coyote Business Park.

Meet Our Development Team

William Tovey

Director, Economic & Community Development
541.429.7480
billtovey@ctuir.org

 

With 35 years of financial management experience, William. Tovey has worked for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation for the last 31 years. He oversees 30 staff, included Economic and Tax Administration, Construction Development, Land Acquisition, Farming Enterprise and Solid Waste.

 

Up to 2002, Mr. Tovey has been involved as project lead on the majority of the development of the Tribe’s Wildhorse Resort & Casino. This $60M investment by the Tribes includes a Casino, World Class Museum, Golf Course, Hotel and RV Park.

Mr. Tovey completed the Coyote Business Park infrastructure that included more than 200 acres and a budget of $7M in Tribal, federal and state funding. Mr. Tovey was also responsible for the planning and developing Cayuse Technologies, Davita Dialysis, Kenworth Trucking facility, Arrowhead Travel Plaza and Umatilla Forest Service building totaling an additional $25M in construction. In addition, Mr. Tovey was a key leader in the development of the $26M Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center as well as the $23M Nixyáawii Education Center which includes a 9-12 grade high school and opened in 2019. Mr. Tovey holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the University of Idaho. He also proudly serves on the board of directors for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation.

Bruce Zimmerman, CPA

Tax Administrator
541.429.7484
brucezimmerman@ctuir.org

 

Bruce Zimmerman is the Tax Administrator for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and has over 30 years of experience in the area of taxation, with over 25 years specializing in the field of ad valorem and utility property taxes. Since 1996, he has managed the tribal utility taxation system for the Umatilla Indian Reservation. In addition to his duties as the tribal tax administrator, he is also responsible for utility rights-of-way and easements across tribal lands and works in the Department of Economic and Community Development. He also works on assisting with the structuring of leases for the Coyote Business Park and was the project manager responsible for the permitting, development and construction of the 103 MW Rattlesnake Wind Farm.

 

 

Bruce is the Co-Host of the State-Tribal Economic Cluster Group representing the 9 Oregon Tribes regarding economic development issues with the various State Departments, Agencies, Governor’s Office, and the Secretary of State. Since 2000, he has taught the Valuation of Utility and Transportation Properties for Ad Valorem Property Taxation Principle Course for the Western States of Tax Administrators through Utah State University. Since 1997, Bruce has severed on the Board of Directors for the National Intertribal Tribal Tax Alliance, a nonprofit organization, that providing educational support and guidance to tribes on matter dealing with various taxation issues.

 

Bruce has presented testimony to the Oregon Legislator regarding tribal economic development and taxation issues as well as expert witness testimony to the Oregon Tax Court involving the taxation and valuation of industrial and utility properties. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

 
 

monica paradise

Business Development & Tax Project Manager

541.429.7479
monicaparadise@ctuir.org

 
Monica Paradise is a Business Development & Tax Project Manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).
 

Monica is an enrolled CTUIR tribal member. She has worked for CTUIR for five years in various financial capacities allowing her to work with multiple CTUIR departments and external grant agencies. This experience has led her to develop an excellent knowledge base of grant management, compliance, and target budgets while adhering to federal, state, and tribal rules and regulations. She has a well-rounded educational background in business, accounting, and law. Monica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Accounting Concentration and a Master Legal Studies-Indigenous People’s Law. Monica is an individual who is committed and detail-oriented, adheres to policy, and reaches benchmarks to achieve goals and objectives. She is passionate about the tribal community and welcomes the opportunity to deliver economic growth and strengthen tribal sovereignty and sufficiency.

 

Susan Bower

Business Recruitment Specialist

541.429.7478

SusanBower@ctuir.org

 

 Susan Bower works with CTUIR’s department of economic and community development as a Business Recruitment Specialist.  Susan’s primary role is to help CTUIR continue to expand its economy by bringing in new and expanding business and industry.

 

 Susan has a background in administration, project management, and both economic and community development.  Susan’s forte is to bring together diverse groups of people and leaders to assess and address community needs by forming partnerships and developing sustainable programs.  Susan holds a Master’s in Business Administration from John Carroll University with emphases in strategic planning and finance.  Susan has attained multiple certifications in human resources, workforce development, and leadership.  She has held corporate senior leadership positions with responsibility of up to 400 employees and a budget of $25 million.

 

 Prior to joining the CTUIR Economic and Community Development team, Susan was the founder of Eastern Oregon Business Source, a strategic planning and workforce development consulting firm that has served hundreds of organizations and governments throughout the Pacific Northwest for 16 years.