A new study says Native groups make economic impact in the Interior

A study finds that Native organizations in the Interior account for a large chunk of the local economy.

More than 70 Native organizations are based in the Interior. 

In 2010 they provided an economic impact of more than $300 million in wages and provided about 2,750 jobs.

The region's Native organizations are the fifth largest employer in the Interior and wages make up about 7 percent of all civilian wages.

A Doyon spokeswoman says the study is the first to specifically look at the economic impact of Native corporations and villages based in the Interior.

The for-profit Native corporation employs thousands of people.