Tribes plan big projects with tax-exempt bonds
Tribes across the nation are planning major economic development projects with the help of new bonding authority from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin will use about $16 million in tax-exempt bonds to refinance the purchase of a hotel and a golf course and to refinance a construction project. The Menominee Nation plans to use $22.6 million for a convention center and a hotel expansion.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon will use $22.6 million to expand a hotel. The Spokane Tribe of Washington will use $22.6 million to develop a tourism facility, infrastructure, a manufacturing facility and low-income housing.

The Lummi Nation will use $22.6 million for environmental and transportation infrastructure projects.

Get the Story:
Oneida, Menominee use $38 million in stimulus funds to upgrade Thornberry Creek, finance convention center, hotel expansion (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 9/22)
Umatillas receive $22.6 M in tribal development bonds (The Mid-Columbia Tri-City Herald 9/22)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
H.R.1 | S.1

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