Laguna Development Corporation is a Pueblo of Laguna owned business pursuing opportunities that improve and strengthen the Laguna community and its economy. Through our high performance culture we provide unparalleled entertainment, extraordinary customer service and quality products. We honor our core values and with an enterprising spirit we foster growth opportunities for the LDC family.
Following this mission, Laguna Development Corporation has had a remarkable history of successful business ventures since its incep¬tion in 1998, when LDC embarked on a journey towards securing a solid future for the Pueblo of Laguna. Starting out in the retail market, LDC quickly moved to gaming, food and beverage, entertainment and hospitality; mastering each over the course of the next ten years. LDC recruited a team of highly skilled executives from across the country to secure a foundation for the next stages of development. With a solid management team in place, proven financial strength, a stable business environment, entrepreneurial growth strategy and the trust of its shareholder's, LDC is committed to seeking opportunities to elevate the levels of success al¬ready achieved.
Laguna Development Corporation began managing the Pueblo's gaming operations with the completion of Dancing Eagle Casino in 2000, shortly after opening the Dancing Eagle Supermarket. Subsequently LDC opened Casino Xpress, a small slot operation located twenty minutes west of downtown Albuquerque. Casino Xpress is part of the Route 66 develop¬ment, and became the anchor for the current travel center, convenience store, and restaurants that were opened ad¬jacent to the Xpress facility. LDC expanded its gaming operations in 2003 with completion of the Route 66 Casino and has since expanded its existing businesses to accommodate continued growth. Over the years LDC has expanded the retail business adding fuel and conveniences centers along Interstate 40 and on the Pueblo of Laguna.
Today, LDC currently manages and operates:
Route 66 Casino, restaurants, bars & gift shops; Casino Xpress; Route 66 Travel Cen¬ter (Including Dairy Queen Grill & Chill & Hot Stuff Pizza); 66 Pit Stop Gas Station & Convenience Store; Route 66 Casino Hotel; Thunder Road Restaurant; Nightclub; 360 Lounge; Main Street Restaurant; Johnny Rockets; Pier 66 Snack Bar; Poker Pub; Legends Theater; Buffet 66; Kids Quest; Cyber Quest; Dancing EagleCasino; Dancing Eagle Travel Center (Including Dairy Queen Grill & Chill); Dancing Eagle RV Park; Dancing Eagle Restaurant; Danc¬ing Eagle Supermarket & Ace Hardware; 66 Pit Stop at Exit 114; Paguate Mart and a Transmix Plant.
Revenue allows the Pueblo to provide essential governmental services to its members, including:
- Community wellness services
- Natural and environmental resource protection
- Public works
- Public safety
- Judicial services
- Utility services
- Elderly care
- General governance services
Revenue sharing payments are also made to the six Laguna villages: Paguate, Encinal, Mesita, Seama, Paraje, and Laguna.
In addition, LDC provides other valuable resources to the community:
- Charitable contributions
- Educational scholarships
- Senior discounts
- In-kind services
Unlike privately owned businesses, LDC's income doesn't go to an individual owner, but rather its income is dedicated to the well-being of the Pueblo of Laguna.