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Reservation Economic Summit Las Vegas 2018

The Reservation Economic Summit (RES) events are an integral part of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s ongoing commitment to the Native American Business Community. The RES events provide unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s on both a regional and national platform.

 

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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We at the National Center are proud of our work to advance the economic interests of Indian Country. Due in no small part to help from supporters like you, we are putting our motto – “we mean business for Indian Country” – to work.

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NCAIED Programs And Services


NCAIED Scholarships

The National Center for American Indian Economic Development takes great pride in providing scholarship awards to deserving and outstanding Native American community leaders. Our scholarship programs are an annual process requiring applicants to meet specific requirements and criteria to enter.

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Native Edge

The Native Edge is an unprecedented online business training, networking, employment and development ecosystem built to give Indian Country the “Edge” in all aspects of business.

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PTAC

The National Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides professional business consulting services and technical assistance to Native American-owned businesses regarding marketing and selling to the Federal, state, local and tribal governments.

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NCAIED Media

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development hosts many national and regional events as well as several scholarship and awards galas. Our media section showcases photos and videos from these various events. A great way to get acquainted with the NCAIED family.

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Global Trade

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (NCAIED) Native American Global Trade Center (NAGTC) is a consortium of top-level business visionaries and innovators who are furthering economic development

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NEWS AND UPDATES

The National Center Congratulates Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. on Winning the Charlie Hill Award from NIGA

The National Center Congratulates Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. on Winning the Charlie Hill Award from NIGA

NCAIED Chairman Derrick Watchman also participated in NIGA’s Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention April 11, 2017 SAN DIEGO, CA – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) congratulated Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. for being... read more
Three US Senators Introduce Measure to Create Jobs by Fostering Entrepreneurship in Indian Country

Three US Senators Introduce Measure to Create Jobs by Fostering Entrepreneurship in Indian Country

Their bill, S. 607, creates a competitive grant program to establish and fund business incubators that will assist in cultivating Native American-owned small businesses. The incubators will serve as a much-needed resource in Indian Country, where entrepreneurs often face start-up challenges such as difficulty accessing business loans, federal restrictions on leasing and other activities on Tribal land, and proximity to cities since many Tribes are located in highly rural areas.

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Hipp Recognized with National Public Advocacy Award

Hipp Recognized with National Public Advocacy Award

“Janie Simms Hipp is not only helping our tribal communities, but is shaping the next generation of policy and education leaders,” said Chris James, the National Center’s president and CEO. “She shares the National Center’s commitment to improving communities from the bottom up. We are pleased to be able to honor her years of dedication and service to Indian Country.”

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Quinault President Fawn Sharp Honored by National Center for American Indian Economic Development

Quinault President Fawn Sharp Honored by National Center for American Indian Economic Development

“I am truly humbled to receive this honor,” said President Sharp. “Economic progress is a top priority of the Quinault Indian Nation. We have long realized that our people and our Tribe can make economic advances and stay true to our heritage at the same time. We can take care of our land, respect the legacies of our ancestors and provide for the needs of our children today and build businesses and the economy with full regard for the generations to come,” she said.

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Area businesswoman lands national Native Woman Business Owner of the Year award

Area businesswoman lands national Native Woman Business Owner of the Year award

“Stephine Poston has a strong track record of working for and on behalf of Native American businesses, and is a very deserving recipient of the Native Woman Business Owner of the Year Award,” said Chris James, the National Center’s president and CEO, in a statement. “She sets an example for other business leaders – and particularly women – to follow. We are very pleased to be able to honor her with this award.”

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