U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced Wednesday that the Coquille Indian Tribe will obtain $180,000 from the Financial Growth Administration to construct an financial growth planning framework that helps non-public capital funding and job creation within the Coos County area.
“Investments like this are key to continued tribal sovereignty in Coos County and all through our state,” Wyden mentioned. “After greater than a 12 months of the pandemic that has been catastrophic to well being of Oregonians in addition to the economies of tribal communities, partnerships like this one will diversify and strengthen economies on and round Coquille land.”
“On the subject of recovering from the extraordinary devastation of this pandemic, we’ve a accountability to make it possible for nobody is left behind within the restoration,” Merkley mentioned. “Congress has an extended historical past of bad-faith offers and damaged guarantees with tribal communities. This grant is a vital alternative to show the web page and write a brand new chapter the place Congress helps tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and works alongside tribes to create financial alternatives.”
This EDA planning funding helps the Coquille Indian Tribe with the event and implementation of a complete financial growth technique to advertise job creation, in addition to present higher well being care and better academic requirements for its members and their households. The venture will deliver collectively the private and non-private sectors within the creation of an financial growth roadmap to enhance the general high quality of life in space, which can diversify and strengthen the regional economic system.
“The Coquille Indian Tribe is proud and excited to work with the EDA on this venture,” mentioned Coquille Tribal Chairman Brenda Meade. “Making a complete financial growth technique will strengthen self-sufficiency for our tribe and the communities round us.”