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Lt. Gov. McLean Plans for Economic Growth with CSKT Leaders

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PABLO - Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean is visiting with tribal leaders on reservations across Montana about the Main Street Montana Project, an initiative to support business and wage growth.

McLean's first stop was in Pablo this morning, where she met with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

The goal of the workshop at tribal chambers between the Lieutenant Governor and tribal leaders was to come up with specific priorities for spurring economic growth on the Flathead Reservation.

McLean said she and other officials from Governor Bullock's office will then help facilitate the needs identified by tribal leaders.

The idea is to identify priorities for each reservation in Montana to spur job growth.

"Because we know that the challenges they face are unique to them and we look to addressing each of those unique challenges," she said.

McLean said a major portion of the Main Street Project includes state funding for dual enrollment and higher education funding.

"Governor Bullock and I believe that education is really the instrument that will get us all to economic prosperity," McLean said.

And Rob McDonald, Communications Director for CSKT, said the Salish Kootenai College helps meet the goal of producing an educated workforce on the Flathead Reservation.

McDonald said, "There's initiatives to provide everyone solid employment, a solid opportunity to develop their skills, get in to the workforce."

McDonald said there's already a significant budding business sector on the Flathead, including S&K Electronics and Eagle Bank, and Kwataqnuk Resort.

"Our economic success tends to raise the water for all our neighbors around us," he said.

McLean says says the next stop on the tour is the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

The Main Street Montana Project was commissioned by Governor Bullock and was released in April.

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