Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Northern Mariana Islands Economic Development Forum

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Hyatt Regency Saipan
Saipan, Mariana Islands, Micronesia

There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.

Contacts

Craig Nolte
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(206) 396-2192

Sixto K. Igisomar
CNMI Department of Commerce
(670) 664-3000

This is an invitation-only meeting.

You are invited, on behalf of the people of the Northern Mariana Islands, to participate in a Federal forum on June 4, 2013, being hosted by the Office of the Governor in conjunction with Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan and sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Attendees at this forum will include Federal agency representatives, as well as stakeholders from various sectors of the Northern Mariana Islands community. The purpose of this gathering is twofold:  (1) to review and determine the continuing relevance and validity of recent economic development studies relative to our community; and, (2) to identify local stakeholders’ sense of current priorities and funding needs.

The Northern Mariana Islands continues to face daunting economic conditions. It is important for representatives of federal grantor agencies to discuss current priorities and current and future funding needs with local stakeholders on a regular basis, in order to ensure a coordinated approach to the challenges we face. It is hoped that this forum will become an annual opportunity for a productive exchange of ideas and that it will foster a better understanding of local needs and available federal assistance.

Event Resources

In order to help you prepare for the discussion at this forum, we have provided links to a few studies that describe the area's economic development needs and proposed projects.

Office of Insular Affairs FELD Report (pdf, 1.4 mb)

2011 CNMI Restoration Report (pdf, 239 kb)

CNMI Strategic Plan 2009-2014 (pdf, 4.3 mb)

2012-2016 CNMI Tourism Master Plan Report (pdf, 55.9 mb)

Sponsors

  • Presented by the Office of the Governor in conjunction with Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan and sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco