As Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the crises poses a threat to more than just the health of Tribal members and CPN employees. Tribes, and the states and regions benefiting from tribal development, must endure the threat to economic activity as well.
According to data compiled and published in September by the market research firm Statista, the number of online grocery orders nationwide for pickup or delivery almost quadrupled between August 2019 and August 2020. FireLake Discount Foods saw a surge as well.
The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation has improved and grown as a resource with support from the Tribe, turning it into one of the most successful organizations of its kind in Indian Country. New CPCDC Director Cindy Logsdon hopes to add staff, double its assets and expand its offerings during her tenure.