Tribal Enterprise Directory

With more than 600 Tribal Nation enterprises, businesses, and economic development opportunities listed, this Directory introduces business opportunities and activities throughout the USET membership. The purpose of USET’s Tribal Enterprise Directory is to 1) inform USET membership what economic development activities are currently being offered by Tribal Nations; and 2) to offer contact information for these initiatives to promote nation-to-nation trade and/or economic partnerships to facilitate the development of strong Tribal economies.

The Directory is listed alphabetically by industry sector found amongst the USET membership. Initial sectors were identified throughout the USET Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) research phase as economic clusters. Additional sectors have been identified as new Tribally owned enterprises have been created and new economic clusters have emerged. Industry sectors were also selected and based heavily on description of industries in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

The Directory is not meant to be exhaustive and therefore might not include all enterprises.* In addition, with changing market forces, some enterprises listed might no longer be viable and open.

The most up-to-date Directory is available below, and a printable version of the 2022 Directory is also available for download. Please notify Rebecca Naragon, USET's Economic Development Director, of any edits or changes that should be made.

Tribal Enterprise Directory

The establishments in this sector are often described as farms, ranches, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries, orchards, or hatcheries. The sector includes agricultural production and agricultural support activities. Agricultural production includes establishments performing the complete farm or ranch operation, such as farm owner-operators and tenant farm operators. This sector also comprises establishments that support agricultural activities including Tribal food system programs, community gardens, and farmers markets that serve multiple community purposes.


This sector includes a wide range of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural and entertainment interests of visitors. Industry comprises establishments that preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural, or educational interest. This sector also includes enterprises engaged in organizing, promoting, and/or managing live performing arts productions events, such as fairs, festivals and powwows.


This sector comprises establishments engaged in producing and distributing information. The main components of this sector are the publishing industries, including traditional publishing, the motion picture and sound recording, broadcasting, telecommunication, and information services. Establishments in this sector also encourage revenue generation by monetizing advertising options.


*8(a) Certified

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems). Construction work done may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Activities of these establishments generally are managed at a fixed place of business, but they usually perform construction activities at multiple project sites.


*8(a) Certified

This sector comprise establishments primarily engaged in organizing, promoting, and/or managing events, such as business and trade shows, conventions, conferences, and meetings. In addition to hotel and other hospitality properties, Tribal Nations have been increasing investing in the development of these event holding locales that are able to host high capacity events that can have major contributions to their local economy.


This sector comprises of establishments that hold the securities of (or other equity interests in) companies and enterprises for the purpose of owning a controlling interest or influencing management decisions or that administer, oversee, and manage establishments of the company or enterprise. Many Tribal Nations who own these corporations follow governance best practices and recommendations from Harvard University’s Project on American Indian Enterprise Development.


This sector comprises establishments engaged in the provision of the following utility services: electric power, heat, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. Within this sector, the specific activities associated with the utility services provided vary by utility, like generation, transmission, distribution, provision, treatment, collection, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities.


This sector includes a wide range of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied entertainment interests of their patrons. This sector comprises establishments that are involved in producing, promoting, or participating in live performances; racetracks, such as auto, dog, and horse races; and gambling facilities that offer table wagering games along with other gambling activities, such as slot machines and sports betting.


This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions (transactions involving the creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets) and/or in facilitating financial transactions.


*8(a) Certified

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress service) and pay after eating. These establishments may provide this type of food service to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic beverages, providing carryout services, or presenting live nontheatrical entertainment. Also included in this sector are enterprises that produce food and/or beverage consumption products.


This sector comprises establishments providing health care and social assistance for individuals. Establishments in this sector deliver services by trained professionals in an established Tribal health facility or clinic. Much of the revenue generated from these facilities is generated by insurance and Medicare billing.


*8(a) Certified

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging in facilities, such as hotels, motels, casino hotels, and bed-and-breakfast inns. In addition to lodging, these establishments may provide a range of other services to their guests.


This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. These establishments might install the system and train and support users of the system.


*8(a) Certified

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in acting as principals or investors that span across state and international borders. Tribal enterprise projects listed below are part of a growing portfolio of international and domestic properties.


This industry industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in a variety of activities revolving around natural resources, including growing trees for reforestation and/or gathering forest products, oil and gas operations, and performing physical, chemical, and other analytical testing services.


This sector comprises establishments that specialize in performing professional, scientific, and technical activities for others. These activities require a high degree of expertise and training.

*8(a) Certified

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in renting, leasing, or otherwise allowing the use of tangible, and establishments providing related services. This sector also includes establishments primarily engaged in managing real estate for others, selling, renting and/or buying real estate for others, and appraising real estate. In addition, a substantial proportion of property management is self-performed by lessors.


This sector includes establishments that operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobby, and leisure-time interests, including golf and country clubs; commercial hunting and trapping preserves; archery or shooting ranges; marinas, and others. This industry also comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating sites to accommodate campers and their equipment, including tents, tent trailers, travel trailers, and RVs (recreational vehicles).


This sector comprises establishments engaged in retailing merchandise. These include office supply stores, computer and software stores, building materials dealers, plumbing supply stores, and electrical supply stores. This industry also includes establishments engaged in retailing automotive fuels (e.g., diesel fuel, gasohol, gasoline) in combination with convenience store or food mart items.


This sector comprises professional or semiprofessional sports teams or clubs primarily engaged in participating in live sporting events, such as basketball and lacrosse, before a paying audience. These establishments may or may not operate their own arena, stadium, or other facility for presenting these events.

*USET provides this Tribal Enterprise Directory as a service to USET members and the public. The Directory is intended to be a resource for Tribal enterprises and business activity within the USET membership. Inclusion in this business resource guide is strictly voluntary. USET does not solicit for any individual business to place an entry in this directory, nor is USET responsible for the content on external websites. USET does not endorse the information, content, presentation or accuracy of any external site linked. Links to other websites found in the Tribal Enterprise Directory are provided to assist in locating information. USET is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the business resource or any link contained within the guide. While the information contained within the Directory is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided printed here or available on the USET website is correct, complete, and up to date. Your connection to any linked site is at your own risk. In addition, USET does not endorse or make claim of support of any businesses listed. Procurement policies and purchasing policies should be followed prior to engaging in any business agreements. Entities listed in this directory are for educational purposes only.  USET is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of your use of or reliance on any of the resources, businesses or vendors mentioned.