Passamaquoddy housing director wants development

The executive director of housing for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point is hoping to spur economic development in the region.

Clayton Cleaves is talking with local, state and federal officials about ideas for development. A manufacturing plant, for instance, could bring jobs to the area.

"We desperately need economy in this community. My sights are not too high," he tells The Bangor Daily News.

The tribe sought voter approval to build a racetrack with slot machines. But the proposal was rejected at the polls last month.

The tribe has two reservations -- one at Pleasant Point and another on Indian Island.

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