Native American reservations need basic infrastructure to be economically sustainable
Infrastructure is a hot issue being discussed now by city, county and even country leaders.
That's because government officials and policymakers know that sufficient infrastructure has always been a key factor in attracting and retaining business interests.
Tribal leaders are also concerned about infrastructure, but their focus is not just on obsolescence; it's on having the basic infrastructure in the first place. The Energy Information Administration estimates that 14 percent of households on Native American reservations have no access to electricity, 10 times higher than the national average.