Department of Commerce

DOC Mission Statement:
The LTBB Department of Commerce is responsible for encouraging and regulating business within the LTBB jurisdiction, administration of the LTBB/State of Michigan Tax Agreement, administration of the LTBB Energy Improvement Program, and serving as a resource and liaison for LTBB-affiliated businesses and LTBB Resident Tribal Members. Service is provided in a well-organized, user-friendly manner that encourages, facilitates, and regulates economic opportunity within the LTBB jurisdiction.


DOC Vision Statement:
To promote opportunities for a thriving, environmentally sound economy that fuels a healthy community for the next seven generations.


Department of Commerce (DOC) Functions:
The Department of Commerce (DOC) is responsible for the following:

  • Oversight and implementation of the LTBB Tax Agreement
    • Including tax exemptions, fuel/tobacco logs, and business/Resident Tribal Citizen records
  • Regulating business within the LTBB jurisdiction
    • Including business registrations and filings for corporations (for-profit and non-profit), limited liability companies (LLCs), and Doing Business As (DBAs)
  • LTBB Tribal Citizen Vendors
    • Maintain records of LTBB Tribal Citizen-owned businesses for the purpose of facilitating contracting for services and/or products

Diesel Tax Exemption Shut Off

Attention LTBB Tribal Citizens who purchase DIESEL fuel at Biindigen: Per the LTBB/State of Michigan Tax Agreement, the Tribe has a quota of tax-exempt diesel gallons we may sell in a calendar year. We will reach our 2023 quota by the end of November and will therefore need to shut off the tax exemption for DIESEL ONLY for the remainder of the year once our quota is reached. Another notice will go out once the exemption is officially turned off. Diesel may still be purchased at Biindigen; however, it will not have the tax exemption applied. The tax exemption will be available again starting January 1st, 2024 as our annual quota will renew. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the LTBB Department of Commerce at 231-242-1584 or Miigwech.

LTBB Tribal Citizen-owned Businesses

LTBB Tribal Citizen-owned businesses wishing to be emailed of various business opportunities within the LTBB government or LTBB-owned enterprises should contact the LTBB Department of Commerce to provide an email address in which they would like to be contacted and include a brief statement of what their business offers. Business owners can also use the following link to provide their business information: LTBB Department of Commerce List Serve Registration (

LTBB DOC will reach out to these businesses directly when departments or entities ask for their business opportunities to be shared.


Departmental Information

Resources for Businesses


DOC Contact: Hayden Hooper
7500 Odawa Circle
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
Phone:  231-242-1584
Cellular: 231-420-2924