CPN member Lauren Hardin and her husband, Matthew Hardin, decided to start their own business in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, with the goal of working for themselves and having flexibility. With support from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Community Development Corporation, they are optimistic about the future.
The Nation’s Community Development Corporation helps improve the financial literacy and economic opportunities of Tribal members and Natives in the Community. CPCDC Director and CEO Cindy Logsdon shares tips for financial wellness.
Many people view owning a strong, fruitful business as the epitome of success. December is National Write a Business Plan Month, and Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation staff look forward to helping Native Americans begin the journey of becoming business owners through resources and assessments – including tips on how to write a strong business plan.
Comma, a CPCDC-supported business formerly known as The Gathering Place Coffee Co., has re-launched their brand with a new name that better reflects their mission: to provide a space that helps people pause during their day.
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Grants and Finance Coordinator Lakisha Meade highlights one of the many businesses that have found success through the CPCDC’s guidance and financial assistance, Redbone Indian Tacos food truck owned by Kelly Price in Medicine Park, Oklahoma.
Bourassa descendant Ty McBride and his sister Jimmie Hodgkins use the latest technology and draw on their grandfather’s teachings to repair homes in cost effective and environmentally friendly ways.
Hannah Muller is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the thoughtful owner of Kind Collections. Through the support of the CPCDC, Muller recently expanded her embroidery business into a steady income for her and her husband.
As an economic force in central Oklahoma, Citizen Potawatomi Nation continued to contribute to the growth and sustainability of Oklahoma and its communities in 2021. A government report released earlier this year shows the Nation’s economic impact increased from $546 million in 2020 to $729 million in 2021 — a total of $183 million. Over the last 15 years, the numbers show an expansion of $350 million.
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Director Cindy Logsdon began 2022 with a new three-year appointment as a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Native American tribes in Oklahoma had a nearly $15.6 billion impact on the state in 2019, according to a new study released in March. The study highlighted tribal health care, gaming and employment as key economic drivers in rural Oklahoma.