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United States Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition & Forestry

The Importance of Regional Strategies in Rural Economic Development

Subcommittee: Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation

Date
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Location
328A Russell Senate Office Building
Presiding
Sen. Heitkamp

North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation, will convene a Subcommittee hearing on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. in room 328A of the Russell Senate Office Building. The hearing, The Importance of Regional Strategies in Rural Economic Development, will examine how rural communities can use federal resources to build on their strengths and achieve long-term, sustainable economic growth.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairwoman Heidi Heitkamp Democrat (North Dakota)

Witnesses

Panel I

  1. Mr. Doug O'Brien
    Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development
    USDA
    Washington , DC

Panel II

  1. Ms. Dawn Keeley
    Executive Director
    Red River Regional Council
    Grafton , ND
  2. Mr. Gary Person
    City Manager
    City of Sidney
    Sidney , NE
  3. Mr. Mark Tilsen
    Chief Executive Officer
    Native American Natural Foods
    Kyle , SD
  4. Mr. Chuck Fluharty
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Rural Policy Research Institute
    Columbia , MO