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 your business with the planning/permitting process, partnering with developers or contractors, workforce recruitment and development, local marketing and much more. We look forward to connecting with you. Give us a call, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about how your company can thrive at Coyote Business Park.
Director, Economic & Community Development
With 35 years of financial management experience, Mr. 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 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
Business Recruitment Specialist
As Business Recruitment Specialist, Kaeleen oversees Coyote Business Park’s marketing strategies and recruitment and development initiatives. Kaeleen brings years of experience in marketing, outreach, event planning, sales and communications to the Department of Economic and Community Development team. She enjoys networking with the public and is enthusiastic about sharing and connecting businesses with growing opportunities at Coyote Business Park, and enhancing business relationships with the CTUIR. In addition, Kaeleen plays a key role in contributing to community building driven projects such as tribal broadband and home ownership development. Kaeleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Communications from Fort Lewis College.
Business Recruitment Specialist
Leona Enright joined the CTUIR Department of Economic and Community Development team in July of 2020, as a Business Recruitment Specialist.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration focusing on Leadership, Organization and Management with a minor in Communications from Eastern Oregon University. Leona has a strong background in federal government based financial accounting. She is bi-lingual in Spanish and is an enrolled CTUIR member.
Leona will complete her Master’s in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University’s in March 2021. She is focused on developing and expanding the CTUIR community. Leona is an active member of the National Millennial Community where she contributes her voice to broadening awareness and understanding, advancing civility, and focusing on solutions with the Millennial and Gen Z community.