Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Joins U.S. Chamber In Launching The Native American Enterprise Initiative
ASRC is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Native American Enterprise Initiative’s Leadership Council. A press event was held this morning in Washington, D.C. to launch the new effort, aimed at focusing on economic issues facing Native American-owned enterprises. The Leadership Council will set the direction for the initiative by crafting a legislative agenda and determining the top priorities for advocacy.
“This puts Arctic Slope Regional Corporation in a position to guide and advance substantive pro-Native American business policies in Washington,” said Tara Sweeney, senior vice president of external affairs for ASRC. “We are excited to have a meaningful voice in the decision-making and advocacy process for Native American economic policy. The Leadership Council is comprised of a distinguished set of successful Native American Tribal enterprises and organizations.”
Some of the areas being targeted by the Native American Enterprise Initiative include: energy development, taxation and the EPA’s approach to Indian Country.
For more information on the initiative, visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website: www.uschamber.com/naei/.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to around 11,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Barrow, Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The company has five major business segments: petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, construction, government services and resource development.