If tribes wish to engage in any business operation it is essential that they first establish a proper business environment. To have greater success in new business development, tribes need to be as accessible to prospective business activities as possible. In many cases tribes lack the fundamental set of rules that guide business dealings and allow for proper economic development. These rules include corporate codes, limited liability company codes and commercial codes. If tribes and tribal members wish to own and operate businesses on tribal lands, four essential steps must be taken first to create a proper business environment:
- Adopt Corporations Codes
- Adopt LLC Codes
- Adopt Uniform Commercial Codes/The Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act
- Hire qualified business managers
The Division also assists tribes with the development of their energy and mineral resources through helping to market their resources to private industry.
Many Tribal Nations are increasingly interested in economic development through the establishment of long standing business relationships with private industry. On this page you will learn about Tribal Nations that are seeking companies who are interested in forming mutually beneficial business relationships in a wide range of development opportunities such as light manufacturing, real estate development, and other energy and mineral projects.
The brochures listed here highlight some of these efforts.
Tribes Featured at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2011 in Las Vegas, NV
|Fond du Lac||Metlakatla||Oneida||Crow|
|Fond du Lac RES 2011 Presentation||Metlakatla RES 2011 Presentation||Oneida RES 2011 Presentation|
|Colville||Ysleta del Sur||Red Lake||Fort Berthold|
|Colville RES 2011 Presentation||Tigua RES 2011 Presentation||Wells Technology RES 2011 Presentation||Fort Berthold RES 2011 Presentation|
These Tribes are also currently looking to form business relationships.
Please see our ‘Building Green Jobs Economies on Triabl Lands' Brochure to learn more about the Division’s green initiative.