NADO Testifies Before House Subcommittee; Discusses EDA, Infrastructure

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 by NADO Admin

On September 13, NADO participated in a House subcommittee hearing on infrastructure and economic development titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Economic Development Stakeholders’ Perspectives.”  Justin Hembree, Executive Director of Land of Sky Regional Council and NADO Board Member, testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.  Mr. Hembree discussed the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (https://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/) (EDA) role in supporting local and regional economic priorities, especially in rural infrastructure development.  He also fielded questions from members on EDA’s performance, including the agency’s participation in rural broadband expansion and disaster mitigation. Additionally, NADO Members Bill Seigel with SEDA-Council of Governments and Brett Doney from Great Falls Development Authority appeared before the committee and provided responses on EDA’s important work in local and regional economic development and recovery.  Written testimony from witnesses and a video of the hearing are available here (https://transportation NULL.house NULL.gov/calendar/eventsingle NULL.aspx?EventID=401859).

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