Our President, Chris James, recently spoke with Marketplace, diving into the barriers confronting Native American businesses nationwide. Check out the podcast below to dive into the conversation and the innovative solutions we have developed at The National Center.
One barrier to growing tribal economies is a lack of capital, said Chris James with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.
“Historically, a lot of times we have not had access to credit,” he said.
At NCAI this week, James’ organization pushed for changes to make federal farm, business and home loans more attainable in Indian Country. James also wants to see tribally-run enterprises thinking globally.