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USET Virtual Sessions | The Power of CEDS

May 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

The USET Office of Economic Development is updating the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and your input is needed to update the economic development action plan for the next five years. The CEDS serves as an action plan for USET to support Tribal Nation’s community economic development efforts – assist them in growing businesses, creating employment opportunities, and attracting capital investment that leads to nation rebuilding.

When: May 4, May 11, and May 18 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Central/3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern

Who Should Attend each Session? (Interested parties within USET member Tribal Nations can attend one or all of the outreach sessions.)

  • May 4 – Tribal Leaders
    During this session conversations will concentrate on Tribal Leadership’s unique role and perspective on the governance of economic development work.
  • May 11 – Tribal Enterprises/Board members
    During this session discussion will focus on Tribal Enterprises’ business development trends and needs for sustainable economic development activities.
  • May 18 – Native Business Owners
    During this session discussions will seek input from individual Native business owners, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders in the understanding of hurdles and opportunities to rebuild vibrant and strong Tribal economies.

What will you learn? The CEDS update will evaluate the accomplishments and assess the impacts from the 2016 CEDS, outline key strategies/initiatives for USET to adopt that help member Tribal Nations achieve their economic development goals, define resiliency strategies for Tribal communities that ensure a strong future, and establish a system that continually measures impact.

Register today to attend via Zoom!



May 18, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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