The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Association and the National Indian Gaming Association partnered for a highly successful inaugural event on December 10th in San Diego entitled “N2N: Building the Native-to-Native Economy.” The one-day, one-of-a-kind session included two parallel programming tracks: a Native Edge Institute focused on how to work with the tribal gaming industry, and a curated matchmaking session that facilitated meetings between a variety of Native-owned companies and tribal gaming operations.
The session, which took place at the U.S. Grant Hotel in beautiful San Diego, facilitated 80+ valuable business networking meetings between Native owned businesses and tribal-owned gaming operations. Attendees included Sister Sky, Red Circle, Northern Quest Casino, Rolling Hills Casino and many more. NCAIED and NIGA hope that this event will pave the path for expanding opportunities for Native-owned companies to work with tribes and tribal gaming operations. The event was made possible by support from Wells Fargo.