Board Chairman Derrick Watchman and Board Member Ernie Stevens, Jr. met with U.S. and UK officials at the American Embassy this February

London, UK – Members of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (the National Center) Board of Directors, including Chairman Derrick Watchman and Ernie Stevens, Jr. (who is also the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association), were recently part of a delegation that met with UK officials at the U.S. Embassy in London. At the Embassy, the National Center delegation met with officials from Select USA within the Department of Commerce, as well as UK officials and business leaders, to discuss new trade and economic opportunities for tribes and Native American and Alaska Native-owned businesses. Investment opportunities in Indian Country for UK-based companies was also part of the discussion. This is the second consecutive year that the National Center has participated in the UK trip.

“International trade is an important component of the National Center’s mission, and we welcomed the opportunity to spread the message that Indian Country is ready to do business,” said Watchman. “We look forward to continuing these conversations and discussions so we can help facilitate trade and new markets for Indian Country. Many thanks to Select USA and the Department of Commerce for recognizing the value of the Indian Country economy.”