Market Equities is the development company facing off against the Dutton ranch family on Paramount’s Yellowstone this season. In the third episode, “An Acceptable Surrender” that aired July 5, the company’s plans to build an airport, ski resort and city akin to Jackson Hole, Wyoming became clear.
Market Equities attorney Ellis Steel meets with Montana Governor Lynelle Perry to pitch the project which would cost more than $1 billion to build. He dangles the potential of $3-6 billion in annual tax revenue in front of her before admitting the site they want for the airport is on the Dutton’s property. Which means it can’t get the land without the state using the power of eminent domain.