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Tribal Economic Development




Economic development is one of the foremost topics in Indian Country. Are you and your tribal organization able to recognize the economic development opportunities available in Indian Country? Perhaps you’re aware of the various opportunities that are available, but do you know how to best pursue them? Your tribal organization or enterprise can’t afford for you to miss out on the information that you’ll learn during Tribal Economic Development.

This class will provide you with the information necessary to enhance your tribal community’s economy. Join our instructor, an expert in many aspects of enterprise development, to discuss the role of tribal governments; specific policy areas, such as native lands, natural resources and gaming; business ownership structures and recent case law and legislation.

Register today. You’ll leave this class prepared to tackle the issues that you face and move your tribal organization forward.


T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Role of Tribal Governments with Respect to Tribal Enterprises and Privately-Held Businesses
  • Self-governance and forms of tribal government
  • Tribal jurisdiction
  • Tribal-federal relations
  • Tribal-state relations
Specific Policy Areas
  • Native lands
  • Natural resources and energy
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Public safety
  • Gaming
Thinking Like a Business Owner
  • Choice of entity considerations:
    • Tax
    • Liability
    • Ownership structures
  • Raising capital
  • Real estate, employment and regulatory issues
  • Business succession and estate planning
Building Economic Development Infrastructure
  • Tribal legal infrastructure:
    • Business codes
    • Regulation
    • Dispute resolution
  • Physical infrastructure
  • Financial infrastructure
Recent Developments Impacting Tribal Economic Development
  • Recent case law, including Carcieri and Plains Commerce Bank
  • Recent legislation, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Topics subject to change.
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