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112 STAT. 3600 PUBLIC LAW 105-393 —NOV. 13, 1998 "(6) GRANT.— The term 'grant' includes a cooperative agreement (within the meaning of chapter 63 of title 31, United States Code). "(7) INDIAN TRIBE. —The term 'Indian tribe' means any Indian tribe, band, nation, pueblo, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or Regional Corporation (as defined in or established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), that is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. "(8) SECRETARY.—The term 'Secretary' means the Secretary of Commerce. "(9) STATE. — The term 'State' means a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. "(10) UNITED STATES.— The term 'United States' means all of the States. "TITLE I—ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS COOPERATION AND COORDINATION 42 USC 3131. " SEC. 101. ESTABLISHMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNER- SHIPS. "(a) IN GENERAL.— In providing assistance under this title, the Secretary shall cooperate with States and other entities to ensure that, consistent with national objectives, Federal programs are compatible with and further the objectives of State, regional, and local economic development plans and comprehensive economic development strategies. "(b) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. —The Secretary may provide such technical assistance to States, political subdivisions of States, sub- State regional organizations (including organizations that cross State boundaries), and multi-State regional organizations as the Secretary determines is appropriate to— "(1) alleviate economic distress; "(2) encourage and support public-private partnerships for the formation and improvement of economic development strategies that sustain and promote economic development across the United States; and "(3) promote investment in infrastructure and technological capacity to keep pace with the changing global economy. Regulations. " (c) INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW.—The Secretary shall promulgate regulations to ensure that appropriate State and local government agencies have been given a reasonable opportunity to review and comment on proposed projects under this title that the Secretary determines may have a significant direct impact on the economy of the area. "(d) COOPERATION AGREEMENTS. — "(1) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary may enter into a cooperation agreement with any 2 or more adjoining States, or an