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Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Utah

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The tribe will use $2.3 million to fund a project that will pair the tribe with the second-largest computer software company in the world. Last month it signed preliminary agreements to begin the process of developing a computer software application company with the assistance of Reston, Va.-based Oracle Corp. The company - Uinta River Technology - could bring up to 300 technology-related jobs to eastern Utah. Tribal economic development director Max Adams said the tribal money will let Uinta River Technology buy equipment and hire initial staff as well as fund the company until contracts begin to appear. He said the company has been told by the federal government that it has about five contracts waiting. "We anticipate starting to do business in a few weeks," he said.