Director James C. Collard, Ph.D. earned the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) recognition after completing courses and meeting requirements issued by Canada’s Forum for International Trade Trading (FITT).
This episode includes a look at new international business prospects with CPN, a story of Thanksgiving donations from employees, a visit to a Tribal member’s boot-making workshop and a recipe for traditional corn pancakes.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Economic Development and Planning Director James Collard, Ph.D., encouraged Administrative Research Analyst Vedrana Milakovic to pursue a Customs Certification Specialist program, which she recently completed.
The first tenant at CPN’s Iron Horse Industrial Park is one step closer to moving product in and out of its foreign-trade zone after authorization of proposed production activity at Iron Horse FTZ 106 satellite site.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Iron Horse Industrial Park offers significant cost-saving opportunities for those utilizing its Foreign-Trade Zone designation.
Tribal leaders, congressional representatives and local officials welcomed Canadian firm Pro-Pipe USA LLC to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, for the pipeline manufacturer’s groundbreaking ceremony at Iron Horse Industrial Park.
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 rail agreement between the tribe and the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad, track will soon be laid inside the industrial park. Explained Tribal Economic Development Director James Collard, Read More »
In each stage of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s growth as an economic engine and employer, the Tribe has often tapped into assets currently used by one of the many Tribal departments or commercial enterprises. CPN’s ability to find the best person for the job, whether searching inside or outside its current roster of employees, is a testament to its diversity as an employer. In its Read More »
The Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council has elected Jim Collard, Ph.D., to its 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 be appointed to the organization’s Read More »
In July 2014, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn announced that the Obama Administration would dedicate almost $10 million to help Native American tribal governments prepare and adapt to climate change. “Impacts of climate change are increasingly evident for American Indian and Alaska Native communities and, Read More »