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Heitkamp Announces Federal Economic Development Funding for Turtle Mountain which President’s Budget would Eliminate
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, announced $167,136 in federal funding to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to better coordinate resources to diversify and strengthen the tribal economy.
The federal funds are made available through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Unfortunately this strategic investment would be eliminated under President Trump’s budget which he announced three weeks ago. According to EDA, there have been over $34 million dollars in direct investments from EDA to North Dakota since just 2009, largely all of it to rural areas, that spurred more than $478 million in private investment in North Dakota.
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