Bishop Paiute Tribe is Awarded Grant for $2.1 Million by the U.S. Department of Commerce
Bishop, CA. – On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.1 million grant to the Bishop Paiute Tribe to apply towards the infrastructure of a retail center and business incubator to be located at the NE corner of See Vee Lane and West Line Street (SR 168).
Mr. Ross stated, “With Bishop’s new retail center and business incubator, the local community will have access to new tools for developing businesses right in their backyard which, in turn, will spur further growth.”
This project will provide 98 jobs and allow tribal members to pursue their own businesses. It will increase education, infrastructure, social and cultural values of the tribe. With this support from EDA the tribe can more closely realize self-determination.
Ms. Teri Red Owl, Bishop Paiute Development Corporation Chairperson stated, “We’re excited about this project and the benefit the gas station and retail center will have on the community. We’ve felt for years that a gas station and market was needed in this location and are looking forward to the convenience it will provide to residents and visitors. Creating jobs and contributing to the local economy is a goal of the Bishop Paiute Development Corporation and this project will certainly do that.”