Summary: S.2162 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/03/2004)

Inland Northwest Revitalization Act - Establishes an Inland Northwest Regional Partnership to promote, coordinate, implement, and monitor economic and rural development projects and programs for the Inland Northwest Region (all of Idaho and Montana and specified inland counties of Oregon and Washington). Requires the Partnership to meet at least once a year and to include and encourage public participation.

Authorizes the Partnership to make grants to qualified Region organizations to implement an Inland Northwest economic adjustment strategy.

Authorizes the Partnership to provide technical assistance and grants, enter into contracts, or otherwise provide amounts to persons or entities in the Region for: (1) business cluster development; (2) entrepreneurial development; (3) technology commercialization; (4) community capacity-building; and (5) projects to improve job skills of workers for a specified industry.

Provides for administration of Partnership economic and rural development projects, programs, and activities. Encourages each State and tribe to submit to the Partnership a development plan which reflects goals, objectives, and priorities for the regional development of the area.

Directs the Partnership to annually designate distressed counties and economically strong counties for purposes of Partnership projects, programs, and activities.