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SBA Expands Outreach for Native Small Business Owners

To Establish New Alliance with National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development to Increase Small Business Awareness

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will join the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) at its National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) March 17-20, 2014 to sign a strategic alliance memorandum (SAM) to widen reach to Native American entrepreneurs and boost entrepreneurship opportunities.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With more than 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development, they have evolved into one of the largest national Indian specific business organizations in the nation.

The 28th Annual National Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., will feature respected tribal leaders, state and local elected officials and top CEOs, networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions and American Indian Procurement opportunities. In addition to the SAM signing, SBA will also take part in two workshops during RES on SBA resources and on the Affordable Healthcare Act.

The alliance will strengthen both organizations’ goals to support the creation, development and expansion of small businesses in the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. 

WHO:                    U.S. Small Business Administration

                        National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

                                SBA Assistant Administrator, Chris James, Office of Native American Affairs

                                SBA Region 9 Administrator, Donna Davis

President of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Gary Davis

WHAT:                  Strategic Alliance Memorandum signing to expand outreach to Native American businesses

WHERE:                National Reservation Economic Summit, Las Vegas, Nev.

WHEN: March 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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