This prestigious award recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders from across Indian Country who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and/or in their community.
**2019 40 Under 40 Nominations and Scholarship Applications are now closed
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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development with support from the Key Bank Foundation will hold a Native Edge Institute Jan 19th and 21st in Orlando, FL and Cherokee, NC.
The Native Edge Institutes will provide both growing and advanced government contractors training with respect to federal and corporate small business programs.
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“I got everything and more than what I expected.” A Recap of the National Center’s first Native Edge Institute in New Mexico
Adolfo Vasquez, who is a procurement specialist with the National Center’s American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in Albuquerque, NM provides us with a first-hand...read more
National Center President and CEO Chris James Testifies Before Congress in Support of Key Indian Country Economic Development Legislation
July 24, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's (the National Center) President and CEO Chris James testified before the House Natural Resources Committee's Subcomitte on Indian, Insular, and Alaksa Native Affairs...read more
The National Center to Host Second Native Edge Institute in Seattle A one-day event focusing on tribal technology and leadership July 19, 2018 SEATTLE, WA– The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) will host its second Native...read more
Over the weekend of July 7th, the National Center presented its most recent Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) at the National United Nations Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference in San Diego, CA. The National UNITY Conference had 2,400 attendees from over 120 different...read more
Gina Jamison and her husband Eugene are Native Americans living on the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Northern California. For over 25 years they have owned and operated a recycling and environmental cleanup business from their home. Their company, Jamison...read more
Nominations for the 2018 Native American “40 under 40” Awards are Now Being Accepted – Deadline Extended to July 23! July 11, 2018 MESA, AZ – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) is pleased to announce that nominations...read more
On June 4th, National Center President and CEO Chris James participated in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) workshop on supplier diversity. Supplier diversity is a business strategy that promotes diversity in the supply base by increasing business with...read more
The National Center Will Host First Native Edge Institute in New Mexico One-day event will provide participants with business training and winning strategies June 8, 2018 Albuquerque, NM – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the...read more
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’s Center for Indian Country Development Names Chris James to Leadership Council
The National Center’s President and CEO joins prestigious group that focuses on education, housing and homeownership, and business and entrepreneurship May 23, 2018 MESA, AZ – The Center for Indian County Development (CICD) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis...read more
Bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Norma Torres and Tom Cole would boost the economies of Native American tribes and Alaska Native communities May 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, H.R. 4506, the “Jobs for Tribes Act,” advanced unanimously through the House...read more