Coyote Business Park
2007/2008 article, Business Oregon
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation received $1.4 million from the Special Public Works Fund (matched by $3.5 million in other non-state funds) to extend water and sewer services to the Coyote Business Park located near the interchange of I-84 and Highway 331 east of Pendleton. The tribe owns in excess of 500 acres of industrial-zoned land at this site and is improving approximately 95 acres as a result of this project.
The extension of public utilities has thus far resulted in two new buildings at this site and has helped create jobs at the reservation. Prior to the project, the median household income per capita at the reservation was $12,032 (57% of state per capita income) and the unemployment rate was 11%. These improvements and the approximately 260 jobs created helped to generate an estimated $19 million in private investment.
This story originally appeared in Business Oregon.