Promise Zone Information
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President Barack Obama announced the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as one of five locations designated by his administration for its "Promise Zone" initiative, a new anti-poverty program meant to provide resources such as grants and tax incentives to help improve conditions in persistently high poverty communities.
Choctaw Chief Gregory E. Pyle said, “I am very thankful that the Choctaw Nation and partners have been awarded the Promise Zone designation. We are blessed to work with many state, regional, county, municipal, school, and university partners who, along with the Choctaw Nation, believe that great things can occur to lift everyone in Southeastern Oklahoma when we work together.
“This designation will assist ongoing efforts to emphasize small business development and bring economic opportunity to the high-need communities. I am confident that access to the technical assistance and resources offered by the Promise Zone designation will result in better lifestyles for people living and working within the Choctaw Nation.”
- Promise Zone Information Sheet (PDF)
- Promise Zone White House Fact Sheet(PDF)
- Promise Zone Press Release (PDF)
Choctaw Nation media releases and articles
Chief Gregory E. Pyle February 2014 article
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma designated a Promise Zone
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