Economic development will not stop environmental sustainability in Indian Country

Jennifer Bell Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Economic Development

Economic development will not stop environmental sustainability in Indian Country Construction continues at Iron Horse Industrial Park, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. I’m often asked, how is it possible to marry two opposing principles in our mission at the @Iron Horse Industrial Park? The premise of this question is how can we at Citizen Potawatomi Nation truly advocate for environmental stewardship …

Iron Horse’s Focus on Sustainable Economic Development a Must for Indian Country

Jennifer Bell Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Economic Development

The largescale cessation of travel doesn’t mean thought leaders stop finding ways to dialogue. In mid-May, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Planning and Economic Development Director James C. Collard, Ph.D., participated in the International Legal Symposium Concerning Human Rights, The Sustainable Development Goals and the Law, sponsored by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law with other experts from around the globe. In his …

Heroes

Tim Burg Economic Development, Monday Memo

Hollywood often times likes to portray a hero as someone who is a rugged kind of person, who overcomes insurmountable odds, by themselves, often in an exotic locale.   Most of the time we see those kinds of actors in action films where guns are blazing, explosions are taking place and the scene is filled with madness and mayhem. What …

Optimism

Tim Burg Economic Development, Monday Memo

Most days is fairly easy for me to be an optimist.  In the business of economic development, we are fortunate to see what is before us more often than those things that impede us.   While the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a big monkey wrench into all of our plans, we WILL overcome this and come roaring back stronger than …

Round Two

Tim Burg Economic Development, Economic News, Monday Memo

Even when things all around us seem chaotic, the business of business goes on.  This past week saw us submit more information on a project that has us connected to a foreign manufacturer who was looking for a new place to produce their products.    We are convinced that RIGHT HERE is a good place for someone to consider doing …

Pandemic Panic

Jeremy Davidson Economic Development, Monday Memo

The sky is falling, the world is coming to an end, we are at the end of our rope, it’s madness in the aisle of our grocery stores, chaos in the streets and oh my gosh we are running out of toilet paper. In all seriousness the COVID 19 virus is a big deal and something we should be gravely …

Road Trip

Tim Burg Economic Development, Monday Memo

We aren’t sure if we were just fearless this past week as we drove deep into the heart of Texas to look at a new housing concept, or based upon the current pandemic, if we had totally lost our minds and were tempting fate. Either way, we joined others in our community who decided it was something we all wished …

Are We Ready?

Tim Burg Economic Development, Monday Memo

Our little center of quite a lot is getting ready to really, REALLY grow a lot…   And how do we know that?  It’s not from reading tea leaves, or a crystal ball. We didn’t discover that information in a fortune cookie, overhear it at the coffee shop or see it in a horoscope…   We figured this BIG secret …

A Practitioner’s Perspective

Tim Burg Economic Development, Monday Memo

For some the idea of economic development is only about growing the economy, and little more.  While that thought is at the core of what an economic developer does, there is much more to what economic development affects in a community.  To those who are struggling to make ends meet, economic development can mean a better paying job and more …