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Virtual video event: Opportunities and Barriers in Native Federal Contracting

June 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

The first in a series of conversations on cultivating Native economies, hosted by the Minneapolis Fed’s Center for Indian Country Development.

June 21, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Central
Virtual video event

You are invited to to join on June 21 for the inaugural event in a new webinar series from the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD): Cultivating Native Economies in the 21st Century. The series will provide Tribal leaders, policymakers, and practitioners with information they can use to strengthen and expand Indian Country economic development. The June 21 webinar will explore federal contracting in Indian Country—its trends, opportunities, and barriers, and its potential for driving revenue and employment that contribute to an economy that works for all.

Over the last 40 years, Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs), and federally recognized Tribal Nations have increasingly done business with the world’s largest procurer of goods and services: the U.S. government. Recent research from CICD found that all three Native entity types have seen growth in federal contracting revenue. Federal contracting is the primary source of revenue for ANCs and NHOs and the second-largest source for tribes, following gaming. Despite this growth, Native entities’ revenue from federal contracting remains a small share of all federal contracting revenue.

Join on June 21 as they consider opportunities for Native entities to advance economic prosperity through federal contracting—and barriers to accessing and succeeding with federal contracting. Subject matter experts from national Native organizations and the federal government will discuss federal contracting’s role in economic development. Representatives from ANCs, NHOs, and Tribal enterprises will then share their experiences in the industry.


June 21, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
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