About National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

Who we serve:

NCAIED serves over 1,000 clients that secure over $4 billion in contracts on an annual basis. The key focus areas of the National Center are federal advocacy, economic development assistance for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian-owned businesses, increasing access to capital in Indian Country, and developing training and educational events, including the annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES). The National Center has ten offices throughout the United States, with a home office located in Mesa, Arizona.



CREATE is a multi-state economic development center at UNC Chapel Hill that envisions an economy that distributes wealth equitably. We build wealth in distressed communities by providing technical assistance to businesses, local governments, and non-profit organizations; producing research that empowers communities and individuals; developing innovative policy that provides opportunities to prosper for all; hosting unique convenings for diverse stakeholders. CREATE provides technical assistance to businesses and local governments located in economically distressed regions of the United States.  We have staff in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  Our academic research, policy work, and convenings are national and international in scope.

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    National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation. We take our motto, “We Mean Business” to heart and are actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native American owned businesses realize their business goals.
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