Hoeven Announces Nearly $170,000 Economic Development Investment Hoeven Announces Nearly $170,000 Economic Development Investment to Help Improve the Economy in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Community
BigNews.Biz - Apr 09,2017 - Hoeven Announces Nearly $170,000 Economic Development Investment to Help Improve the Economy in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Community
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $167,136 grant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to help the tribe coordinate resources and develop a strategy for creating a sustainable and diverse economy in the Turtle Mountain community.
“Investing in economic development has ramifications that can improve a community both now and in the future,” said Hoeven. “These funds will help the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians organize resources and develop a plan to create jobs and grow their economy.”
On January 5, 2011, John Hoeven was sworn in as North Dakota’s 22nd U.S. Senator, following ten years of service as the state’s governor.
Senator Hoeven’s priorities in the Senate include working to implement national policies similar to the ones driving North Dakota’s economic success. He is committed to creating a business climate that fosters job growth and robust economic activity. Equally important to the senator are measures to reduce the nation’s budget deficits and debt. He believes a commonsense approach that fosters free enterprise and empowers people to innovate and invest will strengthen our national economy and create jobs for our country in a sustainable, ongoing way.
As a senator, Hoeven has been leading efforts to develop a comprehensive national energy plan similar to North Dakota’s EmPower North Dakota, a comprehensive plan that encourages an all-of-the-above approach to development and includes both traditional and renewable resources. Hoeven believes such an approach will lead to jobs, economic growth and true energy security for America. The senator’s work includes serving as the leading advocate for approving the Keystone XL pipeline and advancing measures that will eliminate outdated and unnecessary regulations that are prolonging the approval process and discouraging investment and innovation.