Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians receives $1M to support economic growth

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 22: One million dollars in $100 dollar bills is displayed at the Money Museum in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago June 22, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1914 the Chicago Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that make up the nation
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 22: One million dollars in $100 dollar bills is displayed at the Money Museum in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago June 22, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1914 the Chicago Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that make up the nation

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 22: One million dollars in $100 dollar bills is displayed at the Money Museum in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago June 22, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1914 the Chicago Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that make up the nation’s central bank which helps formulate the nation’s monetary policy. Today the central bank said the economy will expand slower than previously thought, marking the second time this year that Fed officials lowered their forecasts for growth. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians has been awarded $1 million from the Economic Development Administration to support economic development strategies for the Tribe.

“I am grateful to our federal partners for investing in the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Our strong tribal communities are brimming with entrepreneurial spirit and talent and this grant will empower them to start new small businesses, diversify their local economy, and create good-paying jobs. Michigan has added jobs for 11 months straight and our unemployment rate decreased to a low of 4.4%, and we must work together to ensure every working family shares in this prosperity. Today’s grant will help us meet our goal of investing in every community and empowering them to succeed.”

According to Whitmer’s office, the investment will support the hiring of an economic recovery coordinator meant to assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic […]

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