December 29, 2016

Jim Collard appointed to International Economic Development Council Board of Directors

“This is a great honor for me,” said Collard. “With my background in economic development and planning, I have been an advocate of the IEDC’s work for many years. To […]
December 29, 2016

Asst. Secretary Washburn cites federal pre-emption regarding taxes on Indian land

A letter to Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Chairman John Barrett, from Deputy Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn, reaffirmed the federal government’s position that businesses operating on tribal trust land […]
December 29, 2016

Tribal member and OK State Senator Smalley protects rail funding in southeast Oklahoma

With the State of Oklahoma facing an estimated $611 million revenue shortfall during the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers from across the state were on the lookout for money that could […]
December 29, 2016

Iron Horse Industrial Park moves forward with grant funding assistance

Progress on the long-planned Iron Horse Industrial Park continues, as the second phase of the project moves forward thanks in part to federal grant funds. The 2015 Department of Commerce, […]
December 29, 2016

Foreign Trade Zone created

SHAWNEE — The Port Authority of Greater Oklahoma City has approved an application request to designate the Iron Horse Industrial Park (IHIP), owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN), as […]
December 29, 2016

Oklahoma tribal industrial park designated as foreign trade zone

A Shawnee industrial park owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation is set to become the latest foreign trade zone designated by the Port Authority of Oklahoma City. The port authority, […]
December 29, 2016

CPN secures rail tug for Iron Horse Industrial Park

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation recently secured a rail yard tug for the Iron Horse Industrial Park internal track system, another sign of progress for the CPN-owned project. Like its waterborne […]
December 29, 2016

Bridge to progress: Dedication of bridge a milestone in rail revitalization, development

The milestone of the bridge is significant progress in the first phase of a railroad revitalization project to ultimately connect the Shawnee area’s rail line to the McAlester area, opening […]
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