March 28, 2017

‘Historic day’ as Chairman Barrett signs Iron Horse LLC agreement

With Vice-Chairman Linda Capps and Director of Economic Development and Planning James C. Collard Ph.D. standing alongside, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett signed what he termed “a historic piece of the tribe’s commercial history” […]
December 29, 2016

Tribe’s Iron Horse Industrial Park is on the rails

Long laid plans for Iron Horse Industrial Park are finally coming to fruition for the CPN Planning and Economic Development Department. Under the direction of Director James C. Collard Ph.D., […]
December 29, 2016

Canadian Consul General visits Iron Horse Industrial Park

Braving a cold front that had blown in the previous evening, Consul General of Canada Sara Wilshaw visited Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Iron Horse Industrial Park in mid-December to see the […]
December 29, 2016

Iron Horse Industrial Park update: August 2016

One of the most critical pieces of a rail-anchored industrial park is currently under construction at Iron Horse. The park is adding 7,000 feet of internal rail lines, which will […]
December 29, 2016

CPN legislative update: August 2016

Following the re-elections of representatives Paul Schmidlkofer and Paul Wesselhöft, the 2016-17 CPN Legislature met on June 27, 2016. Resolutions in support of several issues were fully supported, including the tribe’s […]
December 29, 2016

CPN construction update: June 2016

CPN’s progress on new construction and upgrades to existing facilities will be on full display at Festival 2016. From FireLake Wellness Center to FireLake Express Grocery’s newest location, the development […]
December 29, 2016

Iron Horse on track with rail agreement

Work on Iron Horse Industrial Park continues to move forward, raising the potential for the long-planned Citizen Potawatomi Nation project to connect Pottawatomie County with global markets. Following a recent […]
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 […]
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