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National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Receives $300,000 Grant from KeyBank

Funding aims to build resilience in Native American businesses as they address COVID-19-related challenges January 12, 2022 MESA, AZ – KeyBank has announced a $300,000 philanthropic grant…

Spotlight on a Native Artist: Raymond Nordwall

  When The National Center put out a call for silent auction items at the 2021 Native American 40 Under 40 Awards ceremony, Raymond Nordwall…

Welcoming New Team Members to The National Center

Welcoming New Team Members to The National Center  The National Center means business for Indian Country, and that mission is something our staff lives out…

Spotlight on a Native Entertainer: DJ Gordon Beaver

What’s a celebration without some music? At the National Center’s Native American 40 Under 40 Awards reception in December, DJ Gordon Beaver—music alias Beevsta—provided the…

The National Center Receives $1.1 Million in SBA Grants and Contracts

The National Center and other grantees will use the funds to expand economic development services for Indian Country December 20, 2021 MESA, AZ – The National…

President’s Message — December 2021

First of all, happy holidays to you and your loved ones. This past year has once again emphasized the importance of friends, family, and a…

Spotlight on a Native-Owned Business: TruCleanz Distribution USA Inc.

  David Thunderbird Crawford, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, started TruCleanz Distribution USA Inc. after noticing a lack of United States-based Personal…

Spotlight on a Native-Owned Business: Alaska Rural Professional Development LLC

  Yvonne Jackson has made a career out of helping people advance their own. Based in Alaska, Yvonne started Alaska Rural Professional Development LLC (AKRPD)…

National Center President and CEO Chris James Named to SBA’s Council on Underserved Communities
National Center President and CEO Chris James Named to SBA’s Council on Underserved Communities

December 8, 2021 MEZA, AZ — Yesterday, U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman named Chris James, CEO and President of the National Center for…

The National Center Names 2021 Native American 40 Under 40 Award Recipients

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) announced the 2021 class of Native American 40 Under 40 award recipients. The Native…

Intern at the National Center!

Intern at the National Center! The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) is looking for spring interns in our Mesa, AZ…

National Center CEO and President Chris James Appointed to Key Council at Federal Communications Commission

National Center CEO and President Chris James Appointed to Key Council at Federal Communications Commission James appointed to FCC's Communications Equity and Diversity Council November 3,…

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