Montana tribes to meet for economic conference
Five tribes will meet for an economic development conference in Great Falls, Montana, on Thursday and Friday.

The "Leaders at the River" conference brings together the Rocky Boy, Fort Belknap, Blackfeet, Little Shell and Fort Peck tribes with local economic development officials and leaders. It is being Great Falls Development Authority, the Fort Belknap Planning and Development Corp. and War Shield Development Corp., a non-profit in Great Falls [DOC: Agenda].

"The Leaders at the River event will serve as a forum where tribes and Great Falls business leaders can get acquainted and develop relationships that could prove mutually beneficial for a regional economy that must compete globally," said James Parker Shield, director of War Shield Development.

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Tribal, business leaders focus on regional economic development (The Great Falls Tribune 12/11)

Relevant Links:
Fort Belknap Indian Community -
Great Falls Development Authority -

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