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Honoring 2016 National Native American Heritage Month

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MBDA celebrates Native American Heritage Month and acknowledges the significant contributions of Native American-owned businesses to the U.S. economy.  A key component of the Agency’s services is dedicated to addressing the unique economic challenges and opportunities in Indian Country.

MBDA plans to conduct tribal consultation meetings  with federally recognized tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native business/trade/economic organizations, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms, between October 2016 and February 2017.

The purpose of these tribal consultations are to provide a venue for tribal leaders share insights, make recommendations and discuss concerns regarding MBDA’s business development and entrepreneurial services in Indian Country.

Quick Facts about Native American-Owned Businesses

  • There are 272,919 Native American-owned firms in the United States.

  • Native American-owned firms contribute $38.8  billion in U.S. economic output and 208,000 jobs per year.

  • Native American-owned firms with employees average eight workers and $1.2 million in annual receipts.

  • The industries with the highest average number of employees per firm are depository credit intermediation, nonresidential building construction, and other heavy and civil engineering construction.

MBDA continues to invest in Indian Country to support job creation and economic development through the operation of MBDA Business Centers in states with large Native American populations.  We commemorate this heritage month and pay tribute to all Native Americans past and present for their legacy of character, strength, and tradition.

» Learn more at American Indian & Alaska Native-Owned Firms

» Learn more about our Tribal Consultation

» Presidential Proclamation: National Native American Heritage Month, 2016

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