The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently released a report entitled “Keys to Unlocking Business Development in Indian Country.” The report is the result of an in-depth examination of economic characteristics across 166 tribes in comparison to the broader U.S. economy, including regional and rural areas. “This report sheds light on current constraints that must be addressed to stimulate business development and economic growth in Tribal communities,” said Miguel Estién, Acting National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency. “Despite long-standing challenges, Native communities are expanding business development into the manufacturing sector, professional services, and renewable energy.”